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of the sea" 

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"and the wheel's kick and the wind's song 
and the white sail's shaking, and a grey mist 
on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking.' 

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>f the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied/ 

"and all i ask is a windy day with the white 
clouds flying, and the flung spray and the 
blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying" 


"/' must go down to the seas 
again, to the vagrant gypsy life, 

to the gull's way and the 

whales way where the wind's 

like a whetted knife; 

and all i ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, 


and quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over 






"four years together 

by the bay where 

Severn joins the tide, 

then by the service 

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scattered far and wide; 

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"Coming aboard" 

Getting a new blue suitl 

summer 62 

The 27 of June was a warm day, and for some 1300 of us it 
was time to keep an "appointment". From every state, territory, 
possession, and a number of foreign countries we came with stars in 
our eyes and dreams in our hearts. This day we left our many back- 
grounds and made the formal transition from civilian or enlisted to 
midshipmen, U.S. Navy . . . we became the CLASS OF 1966. 

It did not take long for us to discover that there was a great deal 
more to becoming a midshipman and a class than merely standing 
together with our right hands in the air. The next few days set the 
pace for the next two months. Most important, while learning the 
"ropes" of life in Bancroft Hall, we began to appreciate and use our 
time more effectively. We marched, swam, marched, tied knots, 
marched, learned to shoot, marched, played intermurals, marched, 
and only on a few rare occasions did we ever slow down. 

Plebe summer served to make us a spirited, tight-knit class, and 
with the passing of Parents' Weekend we were more than ready to 
"join" the Brigade. 

It all began here. 

From "Ohio" I'd say!? 


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Swimming is a must! 

Lecture time again. 

"Maggie's drawers"? 


Six, seven, ... eight ... nine ..., ugh! 

The big race begins. 

A "well done" to the winners. 


plebe year 

No more marching to classes. 



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Fall is a busy time for the plebes. 

The result of many nights work. 

When the brigade returned we were 
already a week deep in academics. At first 
it was like starting everything all over 
again; "come-a-rounds", professional ques- 
tions, and a lot of special attention to 
personal appearance. Time passed quickly 
and soon the upper classes shifted their 
main attention from us to the football 
field. We ate, slept, and lived football 
throughout the fall. Our efforts did not go 
unrewarded, for our "Big Blue" team 
earned us three weeks "carry-on" with a 
great 34-14 upset victory over Army. 
This game was a preview of things to 

Formula for victory. 


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Plebe football was exciting. 

A "snowflake drill"! 

Plebe crew going to sea. 

That's right. 



Would you believe "French"? 

That time of year. 

The proof, as usual, is left to the student in math. 

Once we had chalked up our fourth straight victory over Army all our 
thoughts turned to Christmas leave. As plebes this was our first leave and 
for most of us this was the first time that we had visited with our families 
and friends since June. Who could ever forget that first leave when the snow 
refused to cooperate with our transportation schedules. Other than weather, 
the only thing missing was more time— there never is enough leave time! 

Second semester brought a return to PLEBE YEAR in the fullest sense of 
the words, what with 100th night just around the corner. But soon the days 
were numbered and before long we were on the threshold of becoming 
Youngsters. We had heard a lot about June Week, and we found out for 
ourselves that it was all true. We finished up June Week and Plebe Year in 
typical '66 fashion with a successful assault on Herndon. 

"Only three years to go!" 

Snow made traveling difficult for our first Christmas 

June Week drag anyone? 

Now if I could just find my socks. 


To keep the public happy. 

100th night— a good switch! 

Helping" firsties cool off! 

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Say C-H-E-E-S-E. 

Our sails full of wind. 

No more plebes minus 51 


our second summer 

Little Creek bound. 

Boarding ship, Marine Corps style. 

Remember the "Freemont"! 

D Day and my door won't open. 


Preparing for the big assault. 

All dressed up and nobody to fight 


35 barrels, a new record! 

The big show at last. 

While memories of our first June Week were still fresh we prepared for a 
real taste of clean salt air and deep water, but first . . . there was a little matter 
of "Green Machine" training. PhibTraMid was our experience with the U.S. Marines, 
and one that we will always remember. It was on the battle-scarred beaches of 
Southern Virginia that we learned to appreciate and respect the tremendous task 
that the Marines perform for our country. 

From Little Creek we proceeded to Norfolk, Virginia where we boarded our 
various, assigned vessels which were to be our homes for the next six weeks. 
It was not all wind and water as some of us had thought, for work and sweat found 
their way into our daily routine all too often. Terra Firma was alwavs a welcome 
sight, especially when it came in the form of Florida, New York (over fourth of 
July), and Canada— the "natives" were quite friendly at all ports of call. 

As we neared the end of our adventure we finally could make out the shape of 
the academy's chapel dome in the afternoon haze and knew that we were now 
full fledged "Youngsters" and that leave was just a few hours away. It was a good 


Meet the "News"! 

Missile firing demonstration. 

Corner filling station. 

Quebec, our "foreign" port of call 

Back the way 1 came. 

For the last leg home. 


What a way to travel! 

Youngster summer?? 

Mail call— I hope! 


It looks better from here. 

8" easy chair. 

Big equalizers. 

Smoker at sea. 


Hey, reveille under the B-robe. 


The summer finally passed and 
we returned to old "Mother B" fresh 
from leave and full of enthusiasm. 
Our new role as youngsters seemed 
somewhat strange at first, but we 
found adjusting a bit easier than we 
had the year before. Even the new 
grading stystem promised changes in 
the year's academic "strategy". 

"Drive for Five" was the by-word 
throughout the fall, and our great 
eleven came through with a fine vic- 
tory over Army, finishing second in 
the nation. Navy was a very happy 
place on almost all football weekends. 

Second semester was a little 
more down to earth, and many of us 
found ourselves having to "hit the 
books" more just to hold the line. 
Youngster year also held sad mem- 
ories and the worst was the loss of 
OUR UNCLE CHARLIE to retirement. 
We can always be proud of having 
served under him and with him; truly, 
RADM Charles C. Kirpatrick was our 

At the conclusion of our second 
June Week we marked the half-way 
point, and some of us took time to 
compare ourselves with what we 
remembered about our secondclass 
squad leaders. Where had two years 
gone in such a hurry? 


Tecumseh in war paint. 

Which way to the costume hop? 

Enough said. 

Drag, "There he is, he said he would be the one in white.' 

Wind and sail— 


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Here lived a legend. 

Youngster Ho! 

Magic lab. 


Confusing isn't it? 


Weird sounds! 

Pay your nickel, draw your pay. 

Hard at work— 


A cherished moment. 


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Fun & games, Navy style! 

Signs of summer. 



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Getting a boost in life. 

But I thought you were the instructor. 


My name- 
Not exactly a T-34 is it? 

Don't forget your bag when you leave. 

Busy— Busy— Busy 

First arrested landing. 

Getting ready for the launch. 

segundo summer 

For most of us second class summer 
meant Pensacola and flight training. It 
was a new and pleasant experience, for 
this was the first time that we were 
treated "almist" like junior officers. Flor- 
ida, we found, was quite enjoyable dur- 
ing the summer months; white sands and 
clear water made the rising mercury seem 
much lower than it actually was. The real 
thrill, however, came from actually flying. 

After our brief but important ground 
training we took to the air. In our first 
aircraft, the T-34, we learned what it was 
to fly "by the seat of our pants." 

Terry Reeder as "The Chimp" 


Actramid formation 

Naturally, your curves will look like this. 

After the T-34 we progressed to the 
more demanding and sophisticated T-28 
and jet powered T2J. Each step brought 
with it something new and different, and 
by the end of our stay in Pensacola we 
had an accurate picture of what it, naval 
aviation, was like and what it had to offer. 
From Pensacola we journeyed to Jackson- 
ville to get a look at an operational squad- 
ron. This was also an enjoyable experi- 

To feel like e civilian! 

Come on, have a heart. 

After-dinner speaking minus the dinner 

Interesting lecture!? 


Service Dress International Orange. 


Second set fly boys. 

Execute what kind of turn, sir? 

Gotta be an easier way to travel! 

They also serve . . . 

A real "jar" ride. 


But the summer had more to 
offer than just flying. At one time or 
another during Second Class Summer, 
we all got a few weeks academic 
cruise at the Academy. This wasn't the 
most exciting part of the summer, but 
overall none of us suffered too much 
from the academic load. Still, summer- 
time on the Severn wasn't very con- 
ducive to study. 

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What do you mean, "Stand by to park it"? 

A girl in every port. 

Red badge of courage boys on the job 

After ACTRAMID, 144 of us 
stayed at the Academy to indoctrinate 
the incoming class of 1968. This 
proved to be a real and rewarding 
challenge. Trying to make men and 
midshipmen out of our eighteen 
"odd" plebes per squad required a 
real application of leadership, pa- 
tience, and ingenuity. vVe all profited 
from the hard work and the accom- 
panying fwn, and we will remember 
this as one of our most outstanding 

Meet Mr. "1620". 

That 2%! 

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Red badgers and their boys at chow. 

Old Academy tradition— hmmm 

Escort duty has been worse 

Mid + mandatory lecture — zzzzzzzzzz 

Liberty formation. 

There's no such thing as the Reinhart correction 

New "friends" drop in daily. 



second class academic year 

Second Class Year has always been renowned for rough 
academics and our third year was no exception to the rule. 
The days of "Youngster afternoons" and back-to-back free 
periods seemed to be something of the past. We couldn't find 
much consolation in athletics either, for we had been known 
to have better football teams; however, soccer, didn't let us 

Christmas brought its welcome break as usual, and once 
again none of us wanted to return. Trudging back from a 
great leave to face final exams just never does get any better 
no matter how many times we have done it before. 

Second semester was just as rough as first semester had 
been, but we had a bit more incentive in the Spring. It was 
about this time that first class stripes began to take on certain 
significance, and all of us looked forward to an "exciting" 
first class cruise, rings, and June Week; plus everything else 
that goes with being in command of the Brigade. 

Rumble— P.T. style 

An old friend. 



Hey! Want to trade? 

All mids must muster with shovel at Main Office after last class! 

Honest fellas, I'm really lost. 



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A favorite weekend restriction pastime. 



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Little "boy blue" come blow your horn. 

Please do not place caps on glass cases. 


Beauty by accident 

Christened in the seven seas. 

Our turn at last. 

As usual June Week was full of its yearly 
flare, glamor, and dreaded P-rades, -but this year 
it took on a deeper meaning to us than it ever had 
before. The class of '65 was handing over the 
reins, wishing us fair winds, and we were proudly 
accepting our new responsibilities with determina- 
tion and the desire to make "our year" the best 

Our very special day was the fifth of June, 
the day of our Ring Dance. This was the highlight 
of our three years on the Severn and a night that 
none of us will ever forget. 

For a great many of us the fifth of June will 
be remembered for certain obligations which we 
made "above and beyond the call of duty." There 
were a lot of new rings worn that night, but not 
all of them were on male hands. 

After the final P-rade, and the final notes of, 
"Hope to H— you never come back" there re- 
mained only graduation ceremony for the class of 
'65 and the never changing, always exciting, 
Herndon monument ceremony for the plebes. 
We were finally first class with only one year re- 


Happiness is a June Week Cottage! 

A special momentum. 


Make shift ring dance. 


Smile pretty. 

A fitting feast on our big night. 

The transition ritual. 



our last summer 



Our last summer began on a sour note for 
the long awaited Mediterranean and Western 
Pacific cruises were cancelled due to the country's 
gold flow problem. As a result most of '66 spent 
first class cruise tied to every pier and dock on 
the eastern and western seaboards. Those of us 
who sailed to our newest and beautiful state of 
Hawaii were envied by many others less for- 
tunate. Only a few of us were lucky enough to 
touch on foreign soil. 

The nuclear power and foreign exchange 
cruise classmates are very proud of their souvenirs 
from the countries which they visited. The rest of 
us have to await other summers and other cruises 
for the chance to cross the sea. 

To pass the time some of us attended special 
schools such as fire fighting school and fire control 
school. Of course these could not take the place 
of a good cruise, but they were beneficial. 

Even as "stay-at-home" sailors we found that 
there was a lot to learn on board ship, and the 
experience which we gained serving as Jr. Officers 
should stand us in good stead in the years to come. 




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As the year wore on, we became ac- 
customed to our authority as the Brigade 
responded to the type of leadership even 
the officers admitted was getting the job 
done well. In the battalion offices we 
guarded the security of our great gray 
home while learning the fine points of 
inspecting rooms. The long hours of rou- 
tine were materially shortened by the 
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of us enjoyed a party or two as others 
contemplated the day when their car 
would be ready to spirit them away to 
distant spots in Washington and Balti- 
more. Whatever the task, from scuba 
steaks to studying circuits, we tackled it 
with a spirit of cooperation and common 
experience that made the end seem that 
much nearer. 

we hung on fiercely 

driving down 

the stretch 


And so it ended, with a flurry of intense 
activity, final exams, and dead week leave. 
During the past weeks, memories of snow- 
bound days and watch and hurriedly enjoyed 
weekends gave way to the freedom of the 
open road and parties which, from their very 
intensity, heralded the beginning of the end. 
Each time we did something or formed in our 
appointed places became the last time; that 
knowledge made routine more endurable and 
pleasure more delicious. Returning from a week 
of leave, we found each other buoyed up by 
the thought that the culmination of four years 
was but one ineffably swinging June Week 

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June week '66 

This was it, our last June Week. No matter what the 
weather did, it didn't matter, so long as it was clear on 
Wednesday morning. Friday morning the hum in the 
mess hall was slightly higher than usual as anticipation 
mounted. The long lines of shining hardware on hospital 
point waited patiently for their fearless pilots as we made 
ready for that first parade. Outside, the crowds of parents, 
drags, brothers and sisters were growing apace. Excite- 
ment mounted. Stepping off to the drums, we couldn't 
help marching a bit more proudly and yet, thankful for 
the end, we smiled our way around Worden Field. 

Following the long, hot parade, we dashed for the 
showers, some of us to make ready for our waiting drag 
while others, the fourth estate, prepared to storm the 
lofty Herndon. Evidently, the monument proved quite a 
task for, despite their organized start, the plebes set an 
all-time record for taking the longest time to top the 

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crosse team came through in fine 
style to rack up yet another National 
Championship. This was also the day 
the segundoes had been living for, 
the Ring Dance. Once again the re- 
flection pool area was transformed 
into a wonderland of soft lights, 
feathery fountains and swinging 

Sunday was a day of rest; no 
parades or formations prevented us 
from enjoying the benefits of rank 
as we once again took to our char- 
iots. The Bay was alive with yawls 
as we headed for blue water and 

slippery symbol. While some of us 
made for our cottages and a long, 
cool drink, others headed for a near- 
by drag house and a few quiet mo- 
ments with our girl. The evening 
was a smashing success, filled as it 
was with the New Christy Minstrels 
in concert followed by a ripping 
Spiffy hop. 

Saturday morning found most 
of us at the Army-Navy track meet; 
Army won by the slimmest of mar- 
gins as our relay team and jumpers 
fought valiantly to gain the lead. On 
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the thrill of wind and spray. For the musically inclined, 
the Midshipman Concert Band and the Glee Club put on 
their traditionally fine performances. Many of us first 
class decided to brave the rigors of proper etiquette and 
escort our families to the Superintendent's Garden Party. 
By arranging for each regiment to appear on consecutive 
nights, the long winding lines of other years were 
avoided. Once past the receiving line (it wasn't really 
so bad) we found the gardens themselves a maze of 
roses and shrubs, liberally interspersed by punch bowls, 
Japanese lanterns, and our friendly Company officers. 

Excellence was honored at the Commendation Parade 
Monday afternoon when twenty of our classmates re- 
ceived commendations from Admiral Kauffman for their 
continued leadership within the Brigade. That evening 
there was a hop in Memorial Hall where those of us who 
weren't cottage minded danced beneath the chandeliers 
to the music of the versatile Chief's Band. The big day 
grew closer. 

Tuesday morning. Only a few more hours. The 
awards ceremony went quickly to find us spilling out 
of the yard for a few hectic hours of liberty as we tried 
to attend to the many details of graduation, leave, and 
yes, for some, marriage. There' wasn't a great deal of 
time for the Color Parade began at 1700— but this was 
the last parade! We were off with a yell to the shrilling 
horns of the inimitable Drum and Bugle Corps. Banners 
flying, we sweated our way along the circuit we had 
memorized from four years of faithful tromping. Now 
the cry was "Sixty-seven men absent, sir!" Sixty-six led 
the Brigade from the field for the last time, a fact greeted 
with nostalgia by some and a mad dash for the cooling 
reaches of the reflection pool by others. 

The refreshing coolness of the Farewell Ball gave 
no hint of the intense heat that was to be our lot in the 
morning. We danced away the last hours of our stay at 
Navy beneath a clearing sky. After the last dash as 
members of the Flying Squadron and a few hours of 
sweet, sweet sleep, we awoke to that morning of morn- 


garden parties 

band concerts and 

the blue angels 




graduation 1966 

ings, Graduation. With the incentive to have our cars at 
the stadium at an early hour, most of us had no trouble 
arriving in time for the ceremonies. 

A broiling sun, the crowded stands, the distant 
voice of the speaker, a nodding head, . . . these are all 
images of graduation exercises at the Academy but they 
might well be from another college throughout the na- 
tion. What divorced our graduation from the usual, what 
made it stand out in our lives, was the unalterable fact 
that each of us wore the uniform of his country. We stood 
there in the sun, squinting to see Admiral McDonald and 
General Green, and repeated the oath to defend these 
United States. When you think about it, about the com- 
mitment our class made in the tradition of classes past 
and future, it becomes a sobering realization that so many 
young men should risk so much for their way of life. 
In that context, the mundane aspects of a routine military 
existence pale into nothingness while the achievement 
of excellence, both within and without the classroom, 
assumes an even greater importance. 






on this day we assumed 
new responsibilities 
toward ourselves and 
our country 




so we gradu ated, \A/ith 
a cheer, a kiss and a 
great stride forward. 


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The first of a new breed of man at the Naval 
Academy, the academic dean, Doctor A. Bernard 
Drought was a major initiator and participant in 
the academic revitalization which took place dur- 
ing our four momentous years. Under his guid- 
ance, the elective and basic curricula both ac- 
quired a new look. The concept of academic 
excellence, while present before, took on more 
importance as he set the pace toward an ever 
higher standard. Realizing the extent of the some- 
times untapped intellectual horsepower within 
the Brigade, he sought to give us all a higher 
goal to aim at while furnishing the proper at- 
mosphere of diligence in which to attain that 
goal. No better answer exists to counter the 
claims of those who insisted that the Naval Acad- 
emy was a second rate academic institution than 
the presence of such a competent academic ad- 


an academic setting-the yard 

The yard is a mixture of many sights, 
sounds and souls, each of which con- 
tribute to the whole which comprises our 
environment. Every building, each de- 
partment, has its own character derived 
from the people within it as much as from 
the nature of the subject taught there. 
These next few pages capture that char- 
acter so that, in the years ahead, it may 
again come to life for us from time to 



english, history and government. 


The "Bull" Department, as we commonly 
called it, tried from the very beginning to 
develop within us an appreciation for litera- 
ture, European History, Economics, Naval His- 
tory and research papers. Ah, term papers. 
Contrary to some opinions, the success of the 
department in developing and sustaining an 
interest in those subjects, and a host of fas- 
cinating electives, as well as producing a 
goodly number of— er, painstakingly re- 
searched studies, was considerable. Book 
reports, a financial paper and, of course, the 
apex of social development, After Dinner 
Speaking were additions to the usual number 
of widely varied reading assignments. The 
EH&G Department exists to quietly counter 
the allegation that the Academy fails to foster 
an intellectual climate while effectively proving 
that it is not necessary to wear jeans and long 
hair to study literature, politics and social sci- 




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mathematics department 

In the buildings by the laundry, where the dear, old 
theorems dwell, where LaPlace and Angus Taylor gave us 
—a good deal of trouble. From the intracacies of calculus 
to the subtleties of differential equations, the Math Depart- 
ment succeeded in providing us with the basic tools re- 
quired in our science and engineering courses. Certainly, 
we must have tried the patience of many a hapless profes- 
sor as he heard the question for the seventh time, "But, sir, 
it isn't intuitively obvious to me, so will you explain that 
Fourier series again, please?" Additional difficulties were 
posed by the department's wayout position by the Severn, 
often necessitating a lengthy trek around the tennis courts 
from the eighth wing. Add to that drawback the fact that it 
was absolutely required to rip up the road in front of the 
buildings at least twice a year and you have to remember 
that, in a world of murderous final exams, the Math De- 
partments were generally the fairest, to place the numbers 
curriculum in its proper perspective. 



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of beauty, a world of science 


An amazing collection of tubes, boilers, nuclear reactors and wind tunnels, 
the "Steam" Department bore the brunt of much of the academic revolution. Gone 
are the days of nuts and bolts engineering; we had to learn the theoretical concepts 
behind the airfoils and boilers. Through a large array of courses in aerodynamics, 
structures and advanced thermodynamics we had the opportunity to go beyond 
the basic training contained in such brainbusters as Strength of Materials and 
Thermodynamics II. Remember the steam plant analysis First Class year? Of course, 
a mere glance at the ever present AAollier chart was enough to solve, or multiply, 
our problems. Darts anyone? Finally, we delved into the intracacies of designing 
an operational steam power plant; quite a few hours were spent on those analyses 
during our last overcrowded semester. The final product would never have stayed 
afloat but the experience we gained juggling entropy and enthalpy will serve us 
well at sea. 


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ice of education 

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spread by Robert de Gast 

Happy are those who have mastered 
the science curriculum, for they shall 
graduate and be called ensigns. Yes, the 
road to the end of the scientific gauntlet 
is a long and arduous one but it is well 
worth the labor. From the first days of 
plebe chemistry to the final transistors 
marching steadily to their appointed places 
in the digital circuits we designed, it was 
apparent that achieving a background in 
science would involve some sustained 
mental exercise. As starry-eyed fourth 
class, the prospect of becoming fiendishly 
intelligent masters of the scientific idiom 
was very real; however, it didn't take 
very many nights watching the lamplight 
glance from a futile slide rule to convince 
us that it would be a long hard pull. For 
those happy souls who spoke the language 
fluently, the opportunity to range into 
organic and inorganic chemistry, physical 
theory and independent projects was 
gladly taken. With the advent of Michelson 
Hall, the only department to actually ad- 
vertise fog in its windows will be able to 
offer an even greater number of intel- 
lectual stepping stones to those who fol- 
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weapons department 

The hallowed halls of ambiguity were the 
occasion of our introduction to the complex sys- 
tems that makes ours a fighting Navy— with the 
emphasis on the complex. Armed with a bel- 
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equally formidable texts, the Weapons Depart- 
ment faced the ever changing naval weapons 
scene and tried to give us some idea of what 
made each system tick. With the addition of several 
courses in control systems analysis, the possibility 
of a major in systems design opened new vistas 
in graduate education. However, with respect to 
a reference space of Bancroft Hall, the Weapons 
Department will always remain a set of poles 
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naval science department 

From our first marlinspike drills Plebe sum- 
mer to that first set of star sights on First Class 
cruise, the Naval Science department loaded us 
with the vast amount of professional training 
needed to pull an oar in the fleet. We learned how 
to find our way across the ocean with only stars 
and the sun for road signs; the subject was ab- 
sorbing even if Monday morning P-works existed 
to let us know "there isn't any partial credit when 
your ship runs aground." In addition to military 
law and the psychology of leadership, we spent 
many hours on the YP's despite snow, rain, fog 
and broiling sun. At least half the fun was watch- 
ing the instructor worry as you headed toward the 
guide at flank speed. During our last two years, 
the department underwent an addition of several 
new courses in aerospace environment, oceanog- 
raphy, and management to give an even greater 
range of professional knowledge. Let us not forget 
the culmination of our practical training, OpSea- 
breeze; a product of frayed nerves, cool thinking, 
and plain luck, the final exercise of the year taught 
us a lot about the qualities required for command 
at sea which is, after all, the reason for line of- 


in classrooms and on yps we leairned the 


aincient art of seafaring 


More often than not we went to sea 
in the rain but whatever the weather, 
the thrill of handling a ship, how- 
ever small, compensated for the 
freezing rain and wind. Reefers 
buttoned tightly, we handled our 
vessels with a facility that sent our 
instructors into paroxysms of laugh- 




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foreign language department 

There never seemed to be a middle ground in our study of a second language; 
either you understood it the first time or you spent hours trying. Nevertheless, the 
strange sound of another tongue was enough to entice many of us beyond the 
first, sometimes painful, steps to the higher ground beyond. For those of us who 
found "Good morning, pal" our maximum requirement, the "Dago" Department 
was ready to teach us in any one of six different languages. Whether French, 
German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or Russian was your nemesis the latest tech- 
niques were employed to help gain an understanding; sound labs, tape recorders 
and impromptu plays kept us in speaking form. Foreign language clubs played an 
active part in maintaining our interest after the first two years while banquets 
conducted only in the foreign tongue provided the most pleasant means of acquir- 
ing command of the language. The smile on the face of a French storekeeper was 
ample evidence to support VADM Smedberg's opinion that "it is fast becoming a 
necessity for a naval officer to have a bilingual capability." 


toward a mutual 
through study of 
a nation's culture 


the library 

A library is the heart of an educational institu- 
tion, and ours was no exception. With the opening of 
the main library during study hour in our first class 
year, the resources of an already much used Brigade 
library were greatly expanded. Variously housed in 
Mahan Hall, the book issue building, Griffin Hall and 
sundry other mysterious places, the main library re- 
quired an ever vigilant staff to make sure we didn't 
lose ourselves in its vast reservoir of knowledge. 
Hampered by a lack of space and funds, it still man- 
aged to provide us with a constantly increasing store 
of books and periodicals. Many a plebe has found his 
first reassuring smile behind the desk of the checkout 
counter while all of us, even if just for those first class 
Term Papers, have plunged into the recesses of the 
Mahan Hall stacks. Despite an occasional Form 2 in- 
stead of a two cent fine, we owe all the librarians a 
vote of thanks for their unsung patience with our 
constant inquiries. 

DORIS MAGUIRE, librarian 

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the academic board 

Seen by few but revered by all, the Academic Board is composed cf the 
Academy's leading educators. Although we were more familiar with its function 
of determining the status of academically delinquent midshipmen, it also exists to 
guide and maintain the high standard of intellectual excellence required within 
and without the curriculum. 



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With more than twenty sports available at the 
Naval Academy, it often seemed as if the "PT" 
department was trying to put us through each one 
of them. From the first days of Plebe summer to 
those welcome golf lessons First Class year, we 
swam, ran, boxed and chinned our way through 
an almost incredible number of tests. If it wasn't 
the Four Hundred that had you worried, it was the 
Forty Minute Swim and the Mile Run. Full of spirit, 
we cheered on the short man in the boxing ring 
and the slow man in the ordeal of the mile while 
that last forty minute paddle in the pool was 
practically a team effort. Our athletic conditioning 
provided us with a fine outlet for our excess 
energy and natural high spirits as we learned the 
exhiliration of a stiff workout followed by a 
shower. Working from experience, the "up, out 
and together" department strived to give us some 
skill in the carry over sports as well as a working 
knowledge of what it takes to run an intermural 
program aboard ship. In the end, it would have 
been easier to be a bundle of "flab" but it wouldn't 
have been nearly as much fun. 


mrs. m 

A great deal has been written about Mrs. Marshall in past 
years; no doubt, the trend will continue. The fact remains, 
however, that no matter how much we write, how much we 
sing, chant, or just plain scream her praises we cannot but 
fail to give her the recognition and thanks she deserves. Our 
mom away from home, Mrs. "M" kept us reminded of the 
femininity we found missing in our environment. No assign- 
ment was too difficult for her; it was surprising how many 
problems were cured with a quick reference to her black book, 
a coke, and a cookie. Despite our idiosyncracies, she always 
wore a smile while carrying a touch of Southern charm into 
some otherwise dreary days; for her smile, her kindness and 
her understanding, we join the other generations of midship- 
men in thanking Mrs. Marshall. 





Always ready in time of need, and eager to help 
whatever the reason or time of day, our chaplains 
worked unceasingly to help each of us to find himself 
and his God. Whether you thought of them as an 
extension of the minister back home or as a priest in 
uniform, each of them made you proud to have him 
as a friend. Amidst the eternal rush of Naval Academy 
existence, they kept us reminded of the presence of 
God; the realization was sometimes a calming one. 
All of us can be proud to have served with them, 



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Firmly built upon the concept of loyalty up and 
down, the chain of command represents a cohesive, 
functioning line of authority responsible for the Navy's 
ability to accomplish a given mission under almost any 
set of circumstances. From the largest carrier to the 
smallest minesweeper, wherever the Navy goes, the 
chain of command goes with it, a vital contribution to 
our effectiveness above, below and on the sea. This 
section of the LUCKY BAG illustrates the application of 
the chain of command to each member of the Brigade 
while it emphasizes those fraternal qualities which make 
each company something more than a marching unit. 



President of the United States 


Secretary of Defense 


Secretary of the Navy 


Chief of Naval Operations 




United States Naval Academy 



Commandant of Midshipmen 

Rear Admiral Selectee 


CAPTAIN RIES, Head Executive Department 

CDR. BAYS1NGER, Operations 

executive department 

CDR. BARLOW, Head Administrative Dept. 

LCDR. McNEELY, Admin. Ass't. 

CDR. KELLOGG, Financial Advisor 

LCDR. ROMANO, First Lieutenant 



R. H. Barchi— Brig. Cdr.; M. D. Haskins— Brig. Sub.; W. B. Clayton III— Brig. Ops.; P. S. 
Buege— Admin.; N. S. Antle III— Brig. Communications; P. J. Janulis— Brig. Adj.; F. W. Gib- 
bons—Brig. Supply. 

fall set stripers 

1st Set Brigade Cdr. 
Richard H. Barchi 


M. J. Sweeney— Brig. Cdr.; J. M. Kelly— Dep. Brig. Cdr.; R. P. Snaider— Brig. Adj.; K. 
T. Hoepfner— Brig. Admin. Off; R. P. Vidosic— Brig. Ops. Off.; R. B. McGehee— Brig. 
1st Lt; R. M. Nutwell— Brig. Sup. Off. 


winter set stripers 

2nd Set. Brigade Cm. 
Michael J. Sweeney 



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M. J. Sweeney— Brigade Commander; J. M. Kelley— don— First Lt.; G. M. Wright— Supply; R. L. Spooner- 
Deputy Commander; R. P. Vidosic— Operations; K. T. Plans. 
Hoepfner— Admin.; W. E. Taylor— Adjutant; I. S. Gor- 

spring set stripers 


3rd Set Brigade Cdr. 
Michael J. Sweeney 


fall set stripers 

R. P. Rempt— Regt. Cdr.; W. C. Carroll 
— Regt. Sub.; J. J. Burke— Regt. Ops.; 
N. A. Quinn, Jr.— Regt. Adj.; G. D. 
Arnold— Regt. Supply; B. E. Griesmer 
—Regt. C.P.O.; D. T. Hall— Regt. 
C.P.O.; C. A. Wiese-Regt. C.P.O 

winter set stripers 

M. E. Cuddington— Regt. Cdr.; W. J. 
Fritschner— Regt. Sub.; P. F. Strain— 
Regt. Adj.; R. J. Hempey— Regt. Ops.; 
J. T. Owens— Regt. C.P.O. ; O. R. 
Scrivener— Regt. Supply; T. G. Mar- 
tin— Regt C.P.O.; T. J. Barry— Regt. 


spring set stripers 

R. P. Re/npt— Regt. Cdr. ; M. D. 
Haskins— Regt. Sub.; R. E. Hitt, 
Jr.— Regt. Ops.; N. A. Quinn, Jr. 
—Regt. Adj.; J. J. Burke— Regt. 
Sup.; O. E. Griesmer— Regt. 
C.P.O.; R. Garfield, Jr.-Regt. 
C.P.O.; D. T. Hall-Regt. C.P.O. 


fall set stripers 

P. A. Bozzelli— Regt. Cdr.; R. D. 
McDonald— Regt. Sub.; C. A. Cic- 
carelli— Regt. Ops.; G. W. Line- 
burg— Regt. Adj.; M. J. Donley— 
Regt. Supply; S. B. Dudley— 
Regt. C.P.O.; R. A. Burnett— 
Regt. C.P.O.; M. V. Stafford- 
Regt. C.P.O. 


winter set stripers 

W. E. Taylor, Jr.-Regt. Cdr.; J. 
B. Persels— Regt. Sub.; J. J. Drap- 
er, III— Regt. Adj.; B. D. McGraw 
—Regt. Ops.; J. L. Strouse— Regt. 
C.P.O.; J. R. Roland, Jr.-Regt. 

spring set stripers 

R. H. Barchi— Regt. Cdr.; J. D. 
McGoldrick-Regt. Sub.; R. W. 
Hardy— Regt. Ops.; L. A. Parker, 
Jr.-Regt. Adj.; K. J. Kirby- 
Regt. Supply; J. M. Powell, Jr.- 
Regt. C.P.O.; H. E. Grant— Regt. 
C.P.O.; C. G. Pfeifer-Regt. 




Lt. Col. Cosgrove 

spring set stripers 

A. N. Toriello-Batt. Cdr.; P. R. Martin-Batt. Sub.; J. A. Wier, III— Batt. Ops.; R. J. Tarr, Jr.— Batt. Adj., 
W. P. Dornsife— Batt. Supply; B. J. Kirwick, Batt. C.P.O. 


fall set stripers 

J. F. Giblin, Jr.-Cdr.; H. P. 
Giedzinski— Sub.; R. B. Ploeger 
-Ops.; R. S. Holbrook-Adj.; K. 
D. Clancy— Sup.; S. F. Rohr- 
kemper— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

J. F. Giblin, Jr.— Cdr.; A. N. 
Torrielo, Jr.— Sub.; W. J. Fritsch- 
ner— Ops.;— P. J. Janulis— Adj.; 
P. M. Frikker-C.P.O.; R. L. 
Cheek— Sup. 


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spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lcdr. Brisbois 

fall set stripers 

P. N. Johnson— Co. Cdr.; R. F. Kanive— Sub.; J. P. Metro, Jr.- 

P. E. Halberstadt-Co. Cdr.; H. P. Giedzinski-Sub.; F. C. Hughes-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

P. E. Halberstadt— Co. Cdr.; J. D. Kish-Co. Sub.; W. M. Gabber- 




VANCE BAKER La Jolla, California 

From La Jolla, California, Vance came to the Academy 
after going to the Naval Academy Preparatory School. 
A good all around athlete Vance lettered in football, bas- 
ketball, swimming and baseball in high school and went 
on to become a key player in many company and battalion 
sports. During plebe year Vance became interested in 
military parachuting and after youngster cruise he earned 
his Army jump wings at Fort Benning, Georgia. On 
Sunday mornings Vance could be found in the back of the 
chapel singing with the Antiphonal Choir. When it came 
to dragging Vance always seemed to go for the girls who 
lived the farthest from the Academy. As a result he was 
always saving for that big weekend or leave. An extrovert 
by nature Vance with his quick wit and good humor 
quickly met and tried to make friends with everyone. His 
aggressiveness and many interests will make Vance's 
career, whether long or short, of benefit to him and to 
the Service. 

EARL THOMAS BOWERS Delair, New Jersey 

Tom came straight out of Pennsauken High School 
and Delair, New Jersey to Navy. An all-state fullback 
in Jersey, Tom quickly put his football talents to work 
for the plebe team. Even though he enjoyed a successful 
season with the plebes, Tom decided to devote full time 
to the gym team and has been a still ring specialist for 
Coach Phillips ever since. In any other spare time, he 
could be found in the photo lab perfecting his talent for 
portrait developing. These abilities were channeled into 
the Photo Club where he served as treasurer. Bowser 
could frequently be caught dragging on weekends. His 
attraction to the fairer sex was unique, and in observing 
the diverse sections of the globe from which his mail 
came, Tom truly personified the other meaning of O.A.O. 

A dedicated Navy line man all the way, Tom's presence 
will be quickly accepted on any ship of the Navy. 

THOMAS H. BOCK Lehighton, Pennsylvania 

Tom came to the Naval Academy from the small town 
of Lehighton in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. 
The rigors of plebe year soon caused him to put aside 
the memories of easy living and of fishing trips. Except 
for plebe steam, Tom never let the academics get him 
under the weather. An enthusiast in any sport, he was 
always seen pushing for the First Company's cross country 
and heavyweight football team. Battalion Lacrosse and 
Antiphonal Choir trips took up most of his time in the 
spring; but whenever you saw Tom around the Academy, 
you could count on being greeted with a friendly smile 
and a cheerful "How's it going?" Tom's boyhood ambition 
was always to be a pilot, and he is looking forward 
to the day when he will pin on the golden wings of a 
Naval Aviator. 










Living all of his life in Washington, D.C, Bob came 
to the Naval Academy ten days out of high school. 
Somehow, he never found time to study, but he could 
recite every electronics catalogue backward and forward. 
Thus, with the exception of the Academic Departments, 
Bob always got along well with everyone. His talents 
were better displayed on the Varsity Gymnastics team, 
to which he devoted all four years of his athletic ability, 
obtaining his first N youngster year. His face was a 
common sight on the football field; not under a blue 
and gold helmet, but spinning in the air from a trampolet. 
His dreams include a future stereo system and a peaceful 
bachelor life in sunny Pensacola. 

THOMAS ARTHUR CLARK Rochester, New York 

Coming from the fair shores of Lake Ontario, Tom 
attended East High School, and then the University of 
Rochester where he played ROTC for a year. Tiring of 
13 years of school Tom worked for a year as a lab 
technician for the AEC and joined the Reserves. Always 
fascinated by the Navy, he finally received his appoint- 
ment on his third try. As a plebe here at Navy, T. A. 
ran plebe track and played Batt football. Beyond sports 
his interest has sporadically turned towards academics 
and consistently towards girls. Missing youngster cruise 
due to a bout with the USNA hospital surgeons, Tom 
was quite fascinated with second class cruise but would 
rather stay on earth where it's safer. A submarine maniac, 
Tom desires to enter nuclear power school and then to the 
attack boats. 


Walt, the California Chamber of Commerce's chief 
exponent at Canoe College, made his home in Hayward 

and Riverside, California before coming to the Academy. 
With him he brought an abundant portion of the famed 
"sunshine", and after a brief period of the Los Angeles- 
type "smog" of plebe year, this sunshine shown through 
to be the dominant force of his personality. Plebe year 
found Walt mostly in water over his head, not aca- 
demically, but sports-wise. He excelled as a member of 
the undefeated Plebe Swim team, had his hands in the 
making of four pool records, and later was an asset to 
the Brigade Championship Batt Water Polo team. Young- 
ster year Walt realized there were other things around 
Navy than water, and he turned his talents to the drag 
houses. Never one to be caught short, Walt had a knack 
for having the most pictures in his locker and receiving 
the greatest volume of mail. Evidently his athletic train- 
ing stood him in good stead because he succeeded in read- 
ing, if not answering, the vast majority of this mail. 
(A task before which men of less stout heart surely would 
have given up. ) 

Never a man to slight his grades, Walt somehow avoided 
the traps of youngster year and placed his name on the 
Supt's list from there on out, adding stars to his collar 
by second class year. Surely his intellect, ability, and 
affable personality will be a tremendous asset to which- 
ever branch of the Navy he chooses. 


Canton, Ohio 

Bill came to the Academy from Europe by way of 
Canton, Ohio. He had little trouble adjusting to Navy 
life and his easy going personality and liberal ideas 
made many friends for him here. For always looking 
at the positive side of things, Bill's classmates often 
accused him of liking USNA. A good swimmer, Bill was 
an asset to his Battalion swimming and water polo teams. 
His proficiency in German, his original native language 
which he doesn't want to forget, led him to major in that 









subject and his quest for knowledge led him to seek a 
second major in English. He was able to do this while 
maintaining his average in his other courses. His spare 
time was taken up with activities of the German club 
of which he was an officer. With his many talents Bill 
will be a welcome addition to the Fleet. 

HENRY PETER GIEDZINSKI New Britain, Connecticut 

Ski came to the Naval Academy via the U.S. Navy 
and NAPS. His love of the sea and sailing led him into 
the Ocean Sailing Squadron where he earned the distinc- 
tion of Sailing Master of FREEDOM while only a Second 
Classman. During the winter months, he was manager 
of the Varsity Indoor Track Team. In addition to these, 
he found time for membership in the Catholic Choir, and 
Glee Club and was his Company's representative on the 
Class Ring and Crest Committee. Ski hopes to spend 
his post-graduation days "flying sideways" off the end 
of a carrier deck as a Helicopter pilot. Regardless of his 
duty, his quiet manner, keen mind and sense of respon- 
sibility insure him of success. 


PAUL E. HALBERSTADT JR. Charlotte, North Carolina 

Paul, the Confederacy's gift to Canoe U., hails from 
Charlotte, North Carolina. Paul brought an appreciable 
amount of southern charm with him as he entered the 
"school of the sea." He was always ready for a good time. 
Mention the word party and you could count on at least 
one person being available. Paul gets along well with 
everyone for he has a natural brand of friendliness, a 
natural good humor. After the usual amount of discom- 
fort Plebe Year, he settled down and took his place as 
one of the Brigade's Bull Slashes. His interests followed 
the "wine, women and song route 4 " with a love for sports 
cars coming in a close second. Whenever there was a 

pick-up football game Paul was ready to play. He was 
a mainstay in the company sports program, playing on 
the volleyball, 150's, and softball teams. In everything he 
undertook Paul's only effort was the maximum effort. 
He maintained an on-again, off-again status on the 
Supt's List throughout his 4 years. In his few leisure 
moments you could find him writing a letter or working 
on the next issue of the Log. His goal is Naval Aviation 
and you can bet that his ability to get the job done and 
his drive to get ahead will make him a valuable asset to 
that branch of our Navy. 




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Columbus, Ohio 

John arrived at the Academy after graduating from 
Hamilton Township High in Columbus, Ohio, where 
he had established himself as an outstanding individual, 
academically, and athletically. His performance plebe 
year quickly assumed the same standards. Each fall has 
found John a member of the Big Blue football team 
and in the winter, rival fieldball teams consider him 
one of the game's all-time bone-crashers. If athletics are 
one of John's strong points they are certainly not his 
forte, for academically he is one of the top men in the 
class and this while completing a stiff nuclear science 
major. John's only problem was Russian but firm applica- 
tion and joining the Russian Club helped overcome this. 
John is one of those rare people who possess the gift of 
universal amicability and he is counted a close friend by 
all who know him. The Nuclear Power Program is cer- 
tainly getting a man of great capability and outstanding 

FRANK CUTLER HUGHES Falls Church, Virginia 

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Frank came to the 
Academy after spending a year at the University of 
Virginia. A top notch student, he constantly maintained 
a Superintendent's List average. Being a Navy junior, 
Frank has spent a great deal of time on the move, but 
he has always called Falls Church, Virginia his home. 
Captain of his high school football team, Frank continued 
his athletic career as a member of the Plebe football, 
Plebe lacrosse, and Company football. Although sports 
were his first love, sleeping and eating ran a close second. 
Somehow, Frank always managed to bring more food 
from the messhall than most of us got at the tables. Always 
kidded for his constantly receding hairline, Frank was 
well liked by all who knew him because of his friendly 
personality and pleasant disposition. His willingness to 
help others not as proficient in academics helped him gain 
the admiration of many of his classmates. Never one 
to hesitate when he knows what he wants, Frank is pur- 
suing a career with the nuclear arm of the submarine and 
a pretty hometown lass. 

"This knob goes this way and then . . . 

(Ojjicinl Navy Photograph) 




PAUL N. JOHNSON Honolulu, Hawaii 

If you ask Paul, he will probably tell you that he is 
either from California or Hawaii. This should normally 
provide enough "sunshine" for anybody, but not for 
Paul, as can be attested by his many sojourns to the 
sunshine state of Florida. He'll readily admit that it's 
not so much the sunlight but rather the moonlight that's 
captured his fancy; and who can blame him? However, 
this is not the only field in which he has shined. He is an 
outstanding all-around athlete, with participation in such 
varied sports as plebe football, plebe baseball, varsity 
track, and numerous company sports. All of this coupled 
with his congenial but conscientious attitude is certain 
to make Paul a success in whatever he attempts. 


Jacksonville, Florida 

Fresh out of Bolles Military Academy in Jacksonville, 
Florida, Billy arrived at the Naval Academy with a long 
list of athletic achievements. At Bolles he earned himself 
eleven varsity letters and was selected for both Florida's 
All State football and baseball teams. At the Academy 
Billy has continued to show his prowess as an athlete. 
As a "Plebe" Billy played both football and baseball. 
However as an upperclass he was forced to narrow his 
field to Varsity baseball and Company sports in order to 
wager his continuous battle against the Academic Depart- 
ments. Billy always vowed he would never marry after 
graduation, but Christmas of his junior year found him 
engaged to a lovely lass from home. When you didn't 
find him studying or reading a James Bond novel, you 
could always feel certain Billy was "at the phones" talk- 
ing to his fiancee. Nevertheless Billy always found 
time to help his many friends and classmates in any 

way he could. Billy's beaming personality, pleasant dis- 
position, and loyalty to his friends will always win him 
success in the service wherever he goes. 

LEONARD K. KANE II Livonia, Michigan 

After a year of study at Michigan State, Len came to 
USNA intending to pursue a course in nuclear engineer- 
ing. Although math and physics were his first loves he 
soon became fascinated with the science of oceanography. 
An outstanding scholar, he proved equal to the task of 
carrying two majors and still earning stars. Second 
class academics introduced him to the Academy's com- 
puter. Virtually a self-taught programmer he rapidly 
grew to be a familiar figure in the computer center. He 
found relaxation in sailing and in the spring was a 
member of the dinghy sailing team. Whether he becomes 
a submariner or an oceanographer Len is certain to excel 
in his chosen profession. 


North Platte, Nebraska 

Coming to the Academy from Nebraska State College 
Bob put forth the usual effort to become accustomed to the 
non-coed environment and fell in line for the four years 
ahead. His immediate interest in sports centered on crew 
for which he was often seen with that hungry look, neces- 
sary for the varsity lightweights. Also an avid member 
of the Chapel Choir he could be found in the choir loft 
every Sunday. Bob was always available to discuss that 
certain brand of naval officers, the aviators, whom he 
plans to join upon graduation. With his sparkling per- 
sonality and ability to associate with any group of people 
he will undoubtedly meet with much success and be an 
asset to the Naval Service. 










Ray arrived at Navy two days after his graduation 
from Bishop. Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, New 
York. He hails from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, commonly 
called "The Garden Spot of the World." An outstanding 
swimmer in high school, Ray swam on the plebe team, 
but his true love for sports centers around water polo, 
and each spring he can be found in the natatorium play- 
ing his heart out. Ray, by his pleasant attitude toward 
everyone, and his willingness to listen to anybody's prob- 
lems, has secured for himself a place of high esteem and 
respect with all those who have had the pleasure of know- 
ing him. As for his future plans, he is as yet undecided, 
but he will be a great asset to whatever field he chooses. 

JOHN DAVID KISH Somerset, New Jersey 

John, or Woofie as most know him, came to Navy from 

Somerset, New Jersey, where he divided his time between 
wrestling and studies. His earliest achievement came plebe 
year when he was an undefeated 130 pounder on the 
plebe wrestling team. Besides wrestling, Woof spent his 
time at the Academy participating in Company light- 
weight football and attending company and battalion 
honor meetings. His ready wit and friendly personality 
quickly gained him a place in the hearts of his classmates 
and friends. Academics did not come easily to John but 
through hard work and perseverance, he managed to 
come out with plenty of gravy. The common sense and 
leadership exhibited by Woof during the past four years 
indicate that he will make a fine Naval officer as well as 
a top notch aviator. 

RALPH HALL LIPFERT Exeter, Pennsylvania 

As the son of a Naval Academy graduate Ralph came 
to Annapolis with a background of travel equalled by few 
outside the Navy life. As if in spite of the interrupted 
schooling this entailed, his high school record was su- 
perlative and he entered directly into the Academy cur- 
riculum with the same seriousness and dedication. His 
major was in Engineering, and Naval History always 
held a special interest with Ralph. Almost immediately 
Ralph responded to the call of lightweight crew and along 
with his own development he picked up a membership 
in the N Club at the end of youngster year. Though 
not an extrovert by nature Ralph was instead a genuine 
friend to a relative few who could always count on him 
to provide a special brand of humor that was almost 
unique with him. His serious dedication to whatever he 
does indicates that Ralph's career will be rewarding to 
both him and the Service. 

DENNIS RAY MANSKAR Canoga Park, California 

Denny came to Navy from Canoga Park, California. 
He attended a local California State College for a year 
and a half before coming to the Academy. Most of his 
afternoons were spent on athletic fields in his two sports, 
Varsity 150 lb. Football and Track. In 150's his toe and 
pass catching abilities made him a top scorer and in track 
hurdles and middle distance were his events. Time spent 







on athletics did not keep him from doing well in Aca- 
demics. His four years at Navy have never changed his 
love for sunny California and he will defend it as the 
best place on earth. This easy going, mild mannered 
Californian is as yet undecided on which part of the 
Navy he will enter. But whatever part of the service he 
chooses success is sure to follow. 

JOSEPH PAUL METRO JR. Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 

Joe came to the Academy after graduating from Blooms- 
burg High School, Pennsylvania, and the Naval Academy 
Preparatory School. His forte was athletics as he won 
monograms at both schools in track and football. While 
here, Joe continued to pursue his many interests, assum- 
ing a diversified extracurricular load. He was one of 
the standouts on both the Battalion crew and track 
teams and his bouts with the swimming sub-squad will 
be a tale long told. In addition, Joe found time some- 
how to participate in both the Concert Band and The 
Foreign Relations Club activities. Not a born scholar, 
Joe found academics a struggle each semester, but con- 
tinued perseverance plus profuse quantities of extra 
instruction enabled him to make the grade each time. 
Joe will always be remembered by his classmates as an 
even-tempered fellow and a friend to all. His choice of 
a career is Naval Air and it is certainly receiving an 
extremely capable man. 

JAMES THOMAS PETILLO Lake Village, Arkansas 

Tom came to the Naval Academy from the delta 
country of Arkansas where for 18 years he had polished 
an ability for calling hogs, which was soon applauded 
throughout the entire Brigade. A true razorback, he 
could always be found glued to the radio on Saturday 
nights during the football season listening to his second 
favorite team. There was never any doubt about who 
won the game. Either the hall was ringing to the sound 
of a booming hog call or the silence was deadly. Tom, 
know to his friends as 'Tiller', could always be seen 
wearing his most prized possession, a red Arkansas 


sweatshirt with a big mean razorback on the front. 
Tom, recognized more for his athletic rather than his 
academic abilities, was an outstanding member and 
contributed greatly to his Company lightweight football 
team, which was Brigade champs during his youngster 
year. He was also a standout on the company softball 
and soccer teams. In other fields, Tom is a talented author, 
and many of his articles and stories have appeared in 
The Log. Exhibiting his love for sports, he became sports 
editor for The Log during second class year. Looking 
forward to sunny days in Pensacola, Tom has already 
logged many hours working toward his private pilot's 
license. There is no doubt that he will make an outstand- 
ing flyer and naval officer. 



'Next year, the Ring Dance will be out there." 

JAMES GREGORY PROUT Andover, Massachusetts 

The quiet youth who hails from Andover, Mass. 
blazed the clay many a Saturday afternoon to become 
one of the finest legmen the Naval Academy has seen. 

Jay was always a complacent individual never to let 
anyone or anything disturb him. This sometimes caused 
him trouble but he always managed to survive his punish- 
ment and come back for more. 


Scriv came to the Naval Academy via the U.S. Navy 
and NAPS. Since plebe year, his major participations 
have centered around the football team with which 
he has annually served as manager, both plebe and 
varsity. His love of football was second only to that 
girl back home. The winter months found "Orbs" active 
on the make-up squads and, if the winter was long enough, 
company intramural sports, with his favorite work-out 
occurring on the "blue trampoline." His quick wit and 
friendly sarcasm often made him the source of much 
laughter. After graduation, Orlin hopes to be Pensy-bound 
for the "Wings of Gold". The fleet will gain a man of 
fine qualities and an officer whose success and good 
works will reflect, not only upon himself and the Acad- 
emy, but on his service and his country as well. "Beat 





McLean, Virginia 

Jim came to the Naval Academy after grdauating from 
Bishop Dennis J. O'Connell H.S. of Arlington, Virginia 
and Bullis Preparatory School. At Bullis his Literary 
talent came to the fore as he was a senior editor of the 
Bullis yearbook. Since coming to the Academy Jim has 
showed his variety of talents in many ways. In athletics 
he has been a team stalwart on the first company light- 
weight football, cross-country, and soflball teams. Aca- 
demically, Jim has managed to maintain a respectable 
average and this is due chiefly to his perseverance. He 
will not soon forget the year long battle that he gave his 
physics course, before finally emerging victorious. Jim 
is very even tempered and a respected friend to all. Jim 
plans to make his career the Marine Corps and his 
success is certain. 


Not unlike Horatio Alger, the Babylon Flash is a self- 
made man who came to Navy from Bullis by way of 
Tufts. His lofty aspirations and stern self-control were 
channeled into a desire for perfection, and he could 
usually be found, between pushups and shoe shining, rest- 
ing his eyes in contemplation of yet another worth- 
while adventure. An all around athlete, Hickey spent most 
afternoons cavorting around Dewey Field in pursuit 
of Bildy's favor, yet often he still found time in the 
evenings to slip on his basketball kneepads and participate 
in another of his favorite sports. The wild, infectious 
laugh which made Tomato Face a welcome addition to 
any audience when funny stories were being told, especial- 
ly his own, coupled with his love of fast cars, slow 
women, and tall tales, will gain him many steadfast 
friends in the Polaris Submarine service to which he 
intends to dedicate his career. 

WILLIAM HAMMOND WALLS Alexandria, Virginia 

While originally from Arkansas, Will is no stranger 
to the rest of the country, having traveled extensively 
from Alaska to Virginia. Coming directly out of high 
school he survived plebe year successfully and immedi- 
ately began demonstrating his academic abilities, par- 
ticularly in the English, History and Government De- 
partment. There he excelled as he pursued a history 
major and eventually became well known in his company 
for his knowledge in this field. Afternoons and many 
weekends during the fall and spring found Will sailing 
the Chesapeake Bay .on the First Battalion YP. The 
professional knowledge he gained should prove invalu- 
able in his future naval career. Weekends when he was 
not on the YP usually found him dragging instead of 
studying. A dedicated, well rounded gentleman, Will 
certainly will do well in any field he chooses. 







Back Row: R. G. Morehead, R. L. Mushen, II, P. (N) 
Pace, W. F. Peters, Jr., G. J. Carloui, J. B. Cotton, 
W. G. Harris, Jr. Third Row: M. Gurdian, D. A. 
Vetter, L. L. Morris, J. M. Griffin, P. E. Tuttle, 
R. P. AAcFarland. Second Row: P. F. Leon, L. Wells, 

II, W. T. Ballantine, T. G. Burton, F. H. Gautschi, 

III, M. R. Merickel. front Row: R. A. Baum, F. A. 
Delbalzo, D. C. Byers, D. C. Scott, Jr., G. N. 


chiefly the mould of a man's fortune is in 
his own hands. 

francis bacon 





Back Row: N. W. Garrigues, J. H. Hickey, J. E. 
Tobiason, D. M. Lohr, M. A. Ruth, C. A. D iff mar, Jr., 
R. J. Thibeau. Third Row. D. D. McMahon, B. T. 
Morrow, G. Horney, R. H. Perry, S. J. Redeker, 
J. W. Stovall, A. R. Shapack. Second Row: J. X. 

Golich, T. A. Nobriga, M. O. Brosee, R. A. Malm- 
gren, R. E. Baum, Jr., R. P. Spengler, A. J. Billones. 
Front Row: W. V. Bast, L. E. Cimaglia, R. A. Schreiber, 
M. T. Neale, J. R. Robbins, W. B. Masden, Jr., L. D. 


Back Row: P. Cooley, J. P. Hazelrig, C. C. Johnson, 
M. T. Lops, D. P. Russell, C. T. Creekman, D. C. 
Likes, E. E. Matchette, G. L. Hansen, J. R. Paddock. 
Third Row: W. S. Everhart, B. S. Beall, J. A. Hooper, 
J. W. Bailey, J. C. Everett, W. D. Kuntz, J. A. 

Boland, A. F. Muliins. Second Row: A. J. R. Galus, 
J. J. Marshall, K. W. Tevebaugh, II, J. K. Edgar, 
A. A. Turner, III, R. L. Davis. Front Row: J. E. 
Gutmann, H. G. Goodwin, P. R. Naylon, G. H. Able, 
III, J. D. Fernie. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Hooper 

fall set stripers 

E. L. Brubaker— Co. Cdr.; B. W. Young— Sub.; A. P. Tatiersall— C.P.O. 

C. G. Mendenhall, Ill-Co. Cdr.; J. T. Rorick, Jr.-Sub.; M. Moljer-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

C. G. Mendenhall, III— Co. Cdr.; J. L Grostick— Co. Sub.; M. Mol- 





ANDREW CONRAD BECK, II St. Johnsbury, Vermont 

Andy came to the Naval Academy from St. Johnsbury, 
Vermont, and his wild tales about skiing and ski resorts 
have been heard over and over again. Finding no op- 
portunity to display his skiing abilities here, he decided 
to give track a try and became a pole vaulter on the plebe 
track team. The First Bart YP Squadron likewise bene- 
fitted greatly by having such a hard-working midship- 
man as a member. His encounters with the Foreign 
Language Department may yet prove to be a legend. 
Andy's love for the Navy has been clearly reflected in 
the way he treats plebes who came here for a "free 
education". Whatever branch of the Navy Dru goes 
into will benefit from this hard-working Naval Officer. 

EDWARD LEE BRUBAKER Woodbury, New Jersey 

"Bru" winged his way to the halls of Bancroft via Bullis 
Prep, bringing with him vast amounts of drive and deter- 
mination, and an energetic personality. Never one to find 
the engineering curriculum an easy conquest, Ed none 
the less proved a diligent worker, and consequently, sur- 
vived the persistent attacks on the Math, Science, and En- 
gineering Departments. Athletics have always been among 
his first loves. Unfortunately his gridiron career was cut 
short by a painful back injury after a successful year of 
plebe 150's and a third of a season with the varsity 
"Mighty Mites." Since his injury, Ed's athletic aspirations 
have been confined to Company sports, where he plays the 
only way he knows how, with determined, do-or-die ef- 
fort. On the extracurricular activity scene, Bru served as 
his company's class Ring and Crest Committee represent- 
ative, class NACA representative, and the Brigade's most 
consistent escort of young beauties. 

Ed was subjected to the blue-and-gold treatment early 
in life, as aptly displayed by his oft-heard reference to 
his father as "The best Chief Petty Officer in the U. S. 
Navy." While at Bullis, his was a constant dream of 
entering the Academy and living up to family tradition 
by becoming the best Admiral in our Navy. Having 
reached the first plateau, Ed can look back on a record 
which is proof enough that the necessity for hard work 

cannot deter him from his purpose, and that he possesses 
the attributes necessary for the achievement of just about 
whatever goal he sets for himself. 


Concord, North Carolina 

Hailing from the piedmont of North Carolina, Bob 
brought with him some time tested ideas to keep the 
more liberal ones of his friends in line. Having been a 
National Merit Scholar, Bob had no difficulty in getting 
good grades when he decided he needed them. He put a 
real effort into work with the "Splinter" as layout editor 
and helped the Brigade's spirit as a hard working member 
of the BAC. Bob further proved an invaluable asset to 
classmates needing help in math which was his favorite 
field and in which he worked most thoroughly. His 
natural curiosity drew him to science fiction, military 
writings, and the pad. Wherever Bob may want to apply 
his thoroughness, be it subs or air, he'll be a dependable 








Evanston, Illinois 

Bob came to USNA from Evanston, Illinois and high 
school, and quickly started making his mark on the 
Academy. Finding training tables more to his liking 
than company tables, Bob joined the tennis and squash 
teams and has continued his winning ways since then. 
Studies giving him no problems, Bob could often be 
found trying to figure out how to get in more than 24 
hours of sleep in a single day. His quick wit and warm 
personality could always be counted on to liven up a 
party or just to cheer up his roommates. Always willing 
to try something new to add to his book of experiences, 
he could always be counted on for a long collection of 
sea-stories. Bob's drive and desire to get ahead will serve 
him and the Navy well in the future. After graduation, 
Bob tentatively plans a career with Naval Aviation but 
whatever course he steers, the Navy will be gaining a true 
gentleman and an outstanding officer. 


Lexington, Michigan 

John came to the Academy in 1962 with a taste of 
military life after spending three years at Staunton Mili- 
tary Academy. He jumped into the role of Fourth Class 
Midshipman, alternately running and crawling, and found, 
after an enjoyable year in plebe science, that he wanted 
to make better things "through chemistry." 

John embarked upon his tough road to a chemistry 
major during youngster year and was up many nights 
cracking the secrets of organic chemistry. His weekends 
gave little time for rest, though, for he was always out 
with the Midshipman Sailing Squadron; racing, "just 
sailing", or doing the dirty "fix-it" work. 

As second class year descended, John entered the new 

option program and has been pushing himself harder 
toward his Chemistry major and a strong background 
in the scientific field. John, however, has not lost the 
love of the sea, which he gained through his interminable 
sailing and, whether line, sub, or air is the future, John 
will make an outstanding Naval officer. 


Mike came to USNA after spending a carefree year 
in the NROTC program at the University of Oklahoma. 
Originally from Angels Camp, California, he spent most 
of his life in Monterrey, Mexico. Academy routine has 
agreed with him from the very beginning, as he has 
always been on the Superintendent's List. Plebe year his 
afternoons were spent with plebe crew. Some of his 
free time has been devoted to the Foreign Relations Club, 
Spanish Club and the Trident Society. Through his ef- 
forts and leadership many Second Company sports have 
enjoyed good seasons. His devotion to duty kept him 
constantly aware of the misdemeanors of the Fourth 
Class. Never content with second best, he has always done 
everything with intense determination and in the finest 
traditions of the Navy. He will most assuredly be an 
officer of which the Navy can be proud. 



FRANCIS MARTIN HAYES, JR. Fort Wayne, Indiana 

A Navy Junior, Marty came to the Academy after 
completing a very successful high school career in Bruns- 
wick, Maine. At the Academy, too, he has carried on 
his efforts to achieve perfection in academics, as is at- 
tested to by his wearing stars all semesters. Not one to 








be a book worm though, Marty has found time to de- 
vote to the "Masqueraders" stage gang and to help his 
classmates over academic trouble spots. 

With an eye towards a Math major and then post 
graduate school, Marty's ability to get the job done 
will serve him in good stead as he ventures upon a very 
promising career in the world's finest military force. 

ROBERT SCOTT HOLBROOK Seattle, Washington 

Bob came to USNA from Seattle, Washington where 
he was student body president of his high school. A 
fine water skier, he participated in the Nationals and car- 
ried through his sports interests here as ^an ardent sup- 
porter of Company Sports. Plebe year didn't find him 
very high in his class, but an excellent youngster and 
second class year found him up. Everyone will remember 
the phenomenal luck Bob had with blind dates and his 
willingness to help out a classmate. Second class summer 
found him beginning to invest in the stock market. 
Throughout the year his room became the place to get 
the inside information on the sure bets. Goldfield was 
one of his most notable predictions and did manage to 
go up an eighth. Bob wants to go Nuclear Power after 
graduation and hopes to make a career of the Navy. 



Little Rock, Arkansas 

Bob came to the Academy from a military background, 
and it shows in his military bearing and his meticulous 
quest for perfection. As a member of the crew team, 
Bob displayed the drive and determination that has made 
him an asset to any organization lucky enough to solicit 
his membership. It is this same determination that has 

brought him better than average grades in a curriculum 
that has made many fall by the wayside. Bob carries 
on his relations with members of the fair sex with the 
sauve air becoming of a true gentleman of Arkansas. 
His determination and drive for perfection will make him 
an asset to any captain in the fleet. 






Saunderstown, Rhode Island 

Don undoubtedly holds the record for the most hours 
spent on the Severn — or in it. Coming to Navy Tech 
from the University of Rhode Island, he brought a vast 
amount of experience to the Sailing Team and sports 
a few "N's" to prove it. When the fall season ends, his 
academic routine is balanced by intramural sports and 
hi-fi projects and . . . did I mention that antenna over 
the third wing? A good-natured, fun-loving fellow, Don 
plans to forego his father's field of subs and seek the 
ASW field of Naval Air. "Ever tried to upright a swamped 
P-3, Don?" 


Anahuac, Texas 

Mendy, a Navy junior, arrived at the Academy from 
Anahuac, Texas, eager to accept the challenges of Plebe 
year. An outstanding athlete in Texas, he readily won 
the respect and confidence of his teammates in football 
and his new found sport — Lacrosse. Steady and deter- 
mined efforts in academics have resulted in his "Supt's 
List" average and the achievement of a major in Me- 
chanical Engineering. On weekends Mendy could usually 
be found telling tales of the "Longhorns" and running 
his "Recon" course in order to maintain his high stand- 
ards of physical conditioning. Even though sought after 
by many attractive young ladies, he has yet to fall for 
their guileful ways. As a member of the Honor Com- 
mittee, Mendy instilled a sense of integrity and a desire 
for the highest of standards in the hearts of his class- 
mates. His commanding presence and proven leadership 
qualities will enable h'im to perform any given mission 
as a Naval Officer. 

MIKKEL MOLLER Riverside, California 

Mike came to the Academy after earning his dolphins 
on the Halibut and a year at NAPS. Living in Italy 
and Denmark before coming to the United States, Mike 
now lives in Riverside, California. In spite of a handi- 
cap in foreign language, Mike maintained an average 
placing in the top third of the class. As an active par- 
ticipant in company sports he will be remembered most 
as the man in the Alpha Phi shirt taking times for 
Cross Country. Second class year found Mike in charge 
of the reception committee and as the organizer of a 
charter plane to California, at Christmas. Through his 
determination and persistence Mike is sure to be a 
credit to the Navy and to succeed in earning his dolphins 
as an officer upon graduation. 


St. Louis, Missouri 

Rich left his hometown of St. Louis, Mo. to join the 
Navy and came to U.S.N.A. from Bainbridge Prep. 
School. Plebe year was tough, but Rich ran through in- 
doctrination and fought academics to qualify for Young- 
ster cruise on a destroyer. This cruise confirmed his 
desire to fly. 

Rich got off to a good start on academics as a 
Youngster and extended his mastery over the steam 
department. His flying lessons finished off a good year, 
and he came back to his two stripes with goals of high fly- 
ing. Rich increased his extracurricular activities becoming 
a hammer and saw specialist with the stage gang as 
well as Catholic Choir member, Glee Club tenor and 
participant in the Musical Club shows. Rich danced his 
way through First class year, with everything going for 
him. With his many talents and his ability to apply him- 


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self to any problem at hand, Rich will certainly be- 
come a stalwart of the Navy. 


Coming here from Notre Dame High School in Utica, 
New York, John found the Naval Academy and Plebe 
year quite different than what he had expected. Having 
always been a sociable person, John managed to make 
many friends among the girls of Annapolis whose 
friendships were a welcome change from the rigors of 
plebe year. 

During his years here, John proved himself good at 
many different sports. He lettered in Plebe squash, and 
sparked the company basketball and cross-county teams. 
He was also a long-ball hitter for the softball team. 

To round out a complete personality, John proved 
himself good with books, by getting high enough grades 
to enable him to major in Political Science. This field 
of study fitted perfectly into John's personality, because 
he was always the soul of discretion and tact. 

John found his career second class summer when he 
was introduced to Naval Aviation, but whatever he does, 
John's work will always reflect the diligence of thought 
and planning which has always been characteristic of 

JAY T. RORICK JR. Los Altos, California 

Tom entered the Naval Academy after attending UCLA 
for a year. He was born and raised in Oregon, but now 
calls Los Altos, California his home. He has been on 
the Supt's list since beginning his Naval Academy ca- 
reer. Unlike many of the other Midshipmen, Tom's fa- 


vorite subjects are in the science department. He is pre- 
sently planning a major in nuclear science and intends to 
go to Nuclear Power School followed by Sub School. An 
accomplished water polo player, he has played on several 
teams in California and on the Bart Water Polo Teams 
his Plebe and Youngster years. On the varsity level Tom 
is a fencer. As a Midshipman Tom has been an asset to 
his class and to the Academy. The Navy will benefit from 
his services, regardless of the branch of the Navy that 
he enters. 




"Under the spreading chestnut tree 


Dallas, Texas 

Jim rode in from Dallas by way of San Diego Naval 
Training Center and Bainbridge. He was a standout 
lineman in high school and played plebe ball before 
being sidelined by an injury early in the season. There- 
after he contributed his considerable beef and savvy to 
the Batt football and Company fieldball squads, where 
he soon gained a reputation as a hard charger and 
worthy foe. Though not as spectacular, Jim's academic 
career has always been above average and his, at times, 
explosive teaching methods will long be remembered 
by those of us who went to him seeking intellectual en- 
lightenment. On leave and liberty this son of the Lone Star 
state was equally impressive and his stamina and zeal 
for life's pleasures have left many a classmate exhausted 
from his efforts to keep pace. All of us who have known 
Jim will remember him as a good friend and a faithful 
supporter of his shipmates and the Navy. Wherever he 
chooses to serve he is sure to be a constant contributor 
and a fine officer. 

LUTHER WILLIAM SNYDER, JR. Baltimore, Maryland 

Coming to the Naval Academy from nearby Baltimore, 
"Luke" was always the envy of his classmates since his 
home was always within quick striking range of An- 
napolis. Luther spent four fruitful years attending Balti- 
more Polytechnic Institute where he was seen either 
oh the gridiron or in the swimming pool. 

Always a contact sport enthusiast, Luther continued his 
athletic endeavors at Navy by participating in Varsity 
150 lb. football and intramural fieldball. When not 
listening to his favorite clock radio, he was busy work- 
ing on his majors — Aerodynamics and Mechanical En- 






gineering. Even though keenly aware of the importance 
of making full use of study time, it was a rare, cold 
day in Annapolis that didn't find him in bed when 
he had first period free. 

Introduced to Naval Aviation while on a carrier for 
youngster cruise and indoctrinated first hand to the 
training and role of a Naval Aviator during second 
class summer, Luther has chosen to take full advantage 
of his Aerodynamic background to pursue a career in 
aviation. Also foremost in "Luke's" mind .is the op- 
portunity of post graduate school after his first tour of 
sea duty. Luther's drive and dedication as manifested 
during his years at USNA will prove to be excellent 
assets in enabling him to achieve his personal and ca- 
reer goals. 

ALAN PETER TATTERSALL Needham, Massachusetts 

Stocky, Al comes from Needham, Massa- 
chusetts where he inherited a rugged, hearty, and con- 
servative New England personality. Before coming to the 
Academy Alan completed a year's work on an NROTC 
scholarship at Miami of Ohio. As a sports enthusiast, 
Al loved contact. He was a power hitter on the Company 
Softball team, played Battalion football and never turned 
down a good fight in a fieldball game. Throughout 
his four years here, Al took a sincere interest in his 
studies. His grades were always above average, which 
enabled him to major in mathematics — a field which 
enslaved him with those weekly "hand-ins". Al loved good 
music and, of course, studied every evening next to the 
radio or stereo. Next to the Navy Al enjoys skiing and 
sports car racing. Al hopes to further his interests in 
either aviation or nuclear power and definitely plans 

to go on to post-graduate school. Wherever the future takes 
Alan, he surely will succeed with his conscientious effort, 
sober attitude, and dynamic personality. 

DALE NOEL TITUS Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 

Upon graduation from Tamaqua High School, where 
he was a record holder in track and an all-county fullback 
in football, Dale saw blue and gold and decided to make 
Mother Bancroft his new home. A year at NAPS gave 
him military experience and polished his academics before 
entering the Academy. His relaxed and happy attitude 
made him the envy of all who knew him. A sports minded 
individual, he was active in football and track, spending 
most spare time on the athletic field. Dale supplemented 
his meager midshipman's pay by becoming a businessman 
who had no equal among his classmates. Sleep, food, and 
dreams of those beautiful Pennsylvania hills kept him 
going between leave periods. Happiness for Dale was 
breaking petty regulations. He was engaged in a constant 
search for shortcuts and usually managed to find the 
easiest way to do everything. He was active in the German 
Club, N.A.C.A., and the Foreign Relations Club. Dale 
hopes for a duty station in a warm, sunny climate, pos- 
sibly Pensacola. He intends to continue his education while 
in the Navy, and has aspirations for a teaching and 
political career after his tour in the Navy. 








CHARLES W. F. WARNER Santa Monica, California 

Chuck arrived at USNA in a burst of glory, fresh 
from being voted his school's second best all-around 
athlete. By night Chuck could be found expounding upon 
the virtues of his hometown and state, Santa Monica, 
California, while by day he set out to improve on his 
athletic record by participating in many and varied 
company sports. Weekends found Chuck setting new 
records for cobblestones covered in a minimal amount 
of time, while making the rounds of Annapolis. De- 
spite a minor academic setback during plebe year, Chuck 
rebounded, fighting weapons labs all the way, to improve 
greatly his academic standing during succeeding years. 
Judging from Chuck's disdainful attitude following young- 
ster cruise, his physical ability and the multitude of 
Leatherneck magazines to be found in his room, he ap- 
pears to be a prime candidate for the Marine Corps 
upon graduation. 


Since Buddy embarked with us in the summer of '62, 
fresh from a year in the halls of the University of 
Georgia, he's managed to earn himself quite a name 
as a swimmer and studier. Faithful to his "Don't Cut 
Corners" motto, his drive in athletics and academics 
has earned him a perpetual seat on the varsity swimming 
team and elective courses in the new option program. 
His good humor, friendly manner, and shined shoes 
have always served him in good stead with his classmates 
and company officer. Certainly, with Buddy's arrival 
in the fleet, the Navy will be gaining another fine officer 
and gentleman. 


BRIAN WALTER YOUNG Sacramento, California 

Brian came to us from Sacramento, California having 
first attended Sacramento City College for a year. Hav- 
ing won the California State Archery Championship and 
being quite an expert bow-hunter, he was never too 
anxious to tell about one of his adventures. Neverthe- 
less his luck with the USNA laundry was not that good, 
for every week found him complaining about lost or un- 
recognizable articles. Brian was very consistently on the 
Superintendent's List and was always willing to help 
a classmate in trouble. At the same time he had time 
to exhibit his great artistic talent by means of impressive 
posters. As a plebe he was a member of the Rifle team, but 
company sports attracted his desire to do his best; he 
excelled in all sports. Whatever branch of the Navy Brian 
goes into will certainly be benefited, having gained such 
a hard-working man. 


Cleveland, Ohio 

How to succeed at Navy without really studying is 
Tony's secret for an enjoyable but very profitable four 
years. After giving plebe academics the mixed attention 
that they get when they are competing with the more 
pressing demands of plebe year, he adopted the philos- 
ophy of avoiding studying if at all possible to pursue 
the more enjoyable things in life such as dragging, 
touch football, basketball and reading. But not above 
studying once in a while, Tony took a broad sampling of 
overloads to satisfy his variety of interests and set his 
sights on a Nuclear Science major. 

Having had a good background from his high school 
in Cleveland and a well developed literary style and verbal 
prowess, he employed his talents on the Debate Team. On 
the sports field Tony had his success in squash and touch 

The variety and scope of his natural abilities and in- 
terests will make him a most desirable and sought after 
Naval officer in any branch of the Navy. 





Back Row: C. AA. Pyetzki, M. Mazurczak, II, J. M. 
Kirchberg, R. A. Szalay, D. F. Haley, W. W. Dukiet, 
J. J. Castoro. Third Row: AA. L. AAcCray, R. P. Har- 
mon, R. R. Ryan, AAidn. 2/c, S. C. L. Ellinwood, P. K. 
Sugrue, A. F. Erdelen. Second Row: T. A. Stevenson, 

R. E. Warrington, R. S. Sclvicane, F. A. Mueller, Jr., W. 
E. HolJand, W. R. Etter, L. W. AAeyer. Front Row: 
R. H. Lambert, H. J. Vance, K. F. Volland, Jr., 
J. J. Dooley, Jr., G. L. Pettus. 



truth ever has the most strength of 
what men say. 






Back Row: R. J. Miller, J. E. Jacobson, D. E. Smith, 
D. C. Steere, G. D. Nelson, R. B. Amidon, J. W. 
Heintz, T. G. Woods. Third Row: D. L. Goetz, S. D. 
Hammons, G. L. Brown, Jr., M. B. Keef, W. S. 
Boykin, Jr., Art. P. Moore, L. Carter, II. Second Row: 

K. V. Koenig, R. K. Borden, S. M. Dwyer, G. E. 
Heitzman, M. J. Tkach, R. W. Madel, J. F. Dalton. 
Front Row: P. G. Wilson, J. L. Drury, R. W. Virtue, 
J. A. Sfara, S. G. Williams, J. H. Milner, Jr. 


Back Row. E. J. Lehre, D. A. McPherson, R. A. 
Anclien, W. H. Greenwood, N. A. Sjostrom, W. M. 
Cima, B. M. Amos, J. C. Smith. Third Row: W. V. 
Schwarzenbach, W. R. Wilson, K. A. Winters, R. F. 
Brown, Jr., A. J. Whitby, D. C. Lord, M. B. Clark, 

C. D. Harden, Jr. Second Row: H. G. Maurer, M. H. 
Crisp, H. K. Allison, M. R. Clapsadl, R. M. Wright, 
Jr., R. C. Gillaspie, R. D. Lavrenzo, J. G. Woods. 
Front Row: W. F. Kachbrgus, B. D. Engler, W. S. 
Crawford, D. M. Mize, P. T. Welsh, D. B. Zerfoss. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Garfield 3rd Co. 

fall set stripers 

R. S. Walker-Cdr.; M. C. Clegg-Sub.; R. L. Ellis— C.P.O. 

S. K. Berg— Cdr.; P. R. Martin— Sub.; A. J. AAotta, Jr.— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

Steven K. Berg— Co. Cdr.; James B. Angel— Co. Sub. Cdr.; Robert 
D. White-Co. C.P.O. 






Miami, Florida 


Carbondale, Illinois 

Jim came to the Naval Academy from Miami, with a 
one year layover at NAPS. But the year in the Northern 
climes didn't seem to dim his sunshine personality and 
talents. When not engaged in the rigors of "freshman" 
year, Jim was found on the athletic field quarterbacking 
the undefeated plebe eleven. But where else should you 
find a man that lettered in three major sports in high 
school and at NAPS? Youngster year found "Ang" 
the first man in the company to win the coveted N*, not 
to mention being chosen an All-American on the 150 lb. 
team. By second class year Jim had pushed his "meager" 
150 lb. frame to such limits that he was called to duty 
as a halfback for the Varsity team. Playing with the big 
boys didn't seem to bother Jim, but it did seem to bother 
them. Perhaps his biggest thrill, not counting the thrills 
the Executive Department had in store for him second- 
class year, was scoring his first varsity touchdown in 
Navy-Marine Stadium against Duke. In whatever he 
chooses to do it is sure that the "Littlest Angel" will be 
a great asset to anybody's roster. 

A true son of the "Little Egypt" part of "The Land 
of Lincoln," Rick gave up the prospects of partying his 
way through a civilian college or of playing football for 
the Coast Guard Academy and set out for the old "Boat 
School." Despite the fun he had on the pistol range 
plebe summer, he finally settled down to a rigorous plebe 
year under the direction of "the Old School." "Sneezy," 
as he came to be called by his roommates second-class 
year, could always be found with a book in his hands and 
bags under his eyes — suffering which earned him a place 
on the Superintendent's List and which added stars to his 
uniform. His athletic ability helped to carry his Battalion 
football team to the Brigade Championship plebe year. 
Weekends were never a problem for Rick. When he wasn't 
dragging he could always be found either in the library 
or with his best friend — his bed. Rick's determination and 
capacity for hard work, along with the ability to laugh 
in the face of defeat will distinguish him in any field he 
decides to enter. 


Tivin Falls, Idaho 

Steve, a native of Twin Falls, Idaho, becomes some- 
what perplexed whenever he receives no mail from home 
— he wonders if something has happened to the Pony 
Express! Steve has a marvelous sense of humor, and 
has always been very popular with his classmates. He is 
diligent in his studies, and persevering on the playing 
field. He has demonstrated his athletic ability as a mem- 
ber of the plebe and varsity track teams. 

Steve's hobbies are also varied. He is as likely to be 
found fishing along the seawall as in his room playing the 
harmonica. Among the experiences he will long remember 
are his fishing and camping trips up the Severn River on 

He has not yet decided upon his career, although his 
ideas range from Aviation to the Chaplain Corps. But 
whatever field he chooses, Steve will certainly be a re- 
spected Naval Officer and a valuable asset to the Navy. 










ROBERT LEE ELLIS JR. Arlington, Virginia 

Bob, more commonly called Ely by his classmates, 
came to Canoe U. directly from Yorktown High School 
in Arlington, Virginia, where he was a standout on the 
football and basketball teams. Although Ely was only 
an average student in high school, probably due to his 
active social life, he soon proved his high school in- 
structors wrong by continually being named to the Super- 
intendent's List here at USNA. An ardent member of the 
"pad club", Ely's most precious possession was sleep 
and most of his afternoons were spent trying to catch 
up on the sleep he lost during that exciting weekend. 
Whenever he could be persuaded to invade the athletic 
field, his presence was decidely felt, as he helped win 
many an intramural contest. His athletic endeavors were 
applied to plebe track during his first year here, and 
the various intramural teams thereafter. Not long after 
he entered USNA he realized there was something more 
important than books, sports and sleep and every weekend 
was spent pursuing that interest. His contributions to the 

telephone company in doing so were exceeded by few. 
Ely's future is undecided as yet, but whatever he chooses, 
his friendly personality, intelligence and understanding 
will undoubtedly carry him to great heights. 

MARSHALL CARDON CLEGG Pleasant Hill, California 

Marshall arrived at the Naval Academy after an arduous 
26-mile journey from Alexandria, Va. However, being 
a Navy junior his horizons haven't been quite as limited 
as was first indicated. He has been fortunate to call 
home: Japan, California, Utah, Guam, Ohio, and Virginia. 
As inferred by many of those Saturday night "bull ses- 
sions", his present California home ranks high on the 
list. Immediately on arrival, Marsh's personality marked 
him as the least likely guy to wear stars, but underneath 
that jovial party-type personality lurks a mind that has 
added stars to his collar and has placed him on the 
Superintendent's List every semester. Whether it was 
leading the Battalion Water Polo team to consecutive 
Brigade Championship, excelling in touch football or en- 
gaging in extra-curricular activities at the drag house — 
Marshall could be counted on to give his best. Although 
the "talk of the English, history, and government depart- 
ment" it must be said that Marsh's intelligence leaped 
more toward the sciences. Whatever branch he chooses, 
his alert mind and his warm personality are bound to 
add another distinguished graduate to the Naval Service. 






Washington Township, New Jersey 

Coming to Navy from Washington Township, New 
Jersey, Pete adapted quickly to "the system" in all respects. 
He had little trouble with academics and could often 
be seen preparing for classes days in advance when his 
roommates were struggling to keep their heads above 
water. A versatile and able athlete, Frik displayed his 
talents as a center for the plebe basketball team, discus 
thrower on the track team, and fierce competitor in intra- 
mural sports. However, Pete always found time to watch 
the girls go by from his window above Tecumseh Court, 
no matter how busy he seemed to be with sports and 
academics. He displayed his leadership talents as COM- 
SUBSQUAD early in his days at the Academy, and held 
this position for eight consecutive semesters. Undecided 
at present as to what branch of the Navy he will pursue, 
Pete's dynamic personality and leadership assure him 
a successful career. 

RONALD KENNETH GURLEY Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

Ron hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, home of the 
LSU Tigers, and the same year that Ron came to Navy 
found LSU's Paul Dietzel moving to Army. At Navy, Ron 
soon adapted himself to the great change from civilian 
and high-school life and became a welcome addition to 
the Brigade. Involved in successive company changes, 
Ron found himself in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd companies, 
respectively, during his first three years here, but his win- 
ning personality, ready smile, and friendly manner never 
failed to win him lasting friends wherever he went. When 
not playing 150-pound football, the winter and spring 
sports seasons would find him adding his talents to the 
company basketball and squash teams. Although a steady 
competitor, Ron was never a poor loser. Ron was also 
a member of the French Club and Foreign Relations 
Club. Not easily adaptable to the fine arts of Math, Sci- 
ence, or Engineering, Ron overloaded every year to 
work toward majors in Naval Management and Political 
Science. Upon graduation he plans to go Naval Aviation, 
preferably into a Patrol Squadron of P-3's. His warm 
and friendly personality and easy wit are sure to make 
him a success wherever he goes. 


JAMES ROBERT KAPPES Staunton, Virginia 

Jim had a head start both in academics and military 
indoctrination as he was in the miltary at V. P. I. for 
a year before coming to Navy. Jim's ability in math and 
science kept his average up in the running. Possessing 
an amiable character and a warm personality, Jim was 
always a friend to his classmates who came to him for 
help. Jim's athletic abilities were applied to Battalion 
tennis, Company football, and Company softball. Swim- 
ming wasn't one of Jim's favorite sports, but effort 
and application of his determination solved this problem. 
Overloads in Math were a natural part of Jim's academics, 
and participation in French Club activities consumed some 
of his leisure time, as did his avid fondness of music. 
The members of both the Second and Third Companies 
will admirably attest Jim's ability in almost any field, 
including the feminine set. Jim hopes to apply these 
abilities in the expanding Naval Aviation Officer (NAO) 
program of the Navy, and his personality and determina- 
tion will surely bring success in any endeavor. 



PORT ROBERT MARTIN Walla Walla, Washington 
A Navy junior and ex -naval reservist, Bob had a 
tough time plebe year convincing the upper class that 
Walla Walla. Washington, really was his home and not 
the result of a severe stuttering condition. As the top 
graduate of his Walla Walla High School class. Bob 
brought with him the intelligence, wit, ambition, perse- 
verance, and amiable personality that have earned him 
a spot among the top men in our class and also such 
affectionate nicknames as "Brain Wonder Stud" and 
"Super Power Brain." Bob's years at the Academy have 
been filled with the extracurricular as well as the aca- 
demic, including intramural football, tennis, squash, cross 
country, original Walla Walla paddle ball, the gun and 
camera clubs, and the Tecumseh Court Drags Censors 
Association. Experiences on the Plebe Detail and the 
class striper organization have made Bob a very enthus- 
iastic follower and, above all, a very capable and well 
liked leader. Bob has his sights set on post graduate work 
at present with one eye occasionally on submarines, and 
with the head start he already has by virtue of his all- 
Navy first name, Port, he is certain to be an outstanding 
success in whatever field he chooses. 



JAMES EWING MENKE Merced, California 

Although Jim fondly reminisces about California, he 
has made himself at home here in Annapolis. His shelves, 
stuffed with books, both English and Spanish, pictures 
of his girls, and foul weather gear from the sailing 
squadron reveal his portable loves. Writing for the Log 
and Splinter he demonstrated his liberal arts inclination 
that helped him in both English and elective Spanish 
courses. Well known around the Rifle Team and Gun 
Club and in the Photography Club darkroom, he still 
managed to find restful leisure moments during his hectic 
days. Treating academics as a necessary evil, Menks 
found time to read a photography magazine or a novel, 
and listen to music, from classical to jazz. His many tales 
and anecdotes, some original, of the '64 Newport-Bermuda 
race livened many a dull study hour. His congenial out- 

look, his friendly manner, and his good nature will make 
him a great success in his service career. 


The Bronx, New York City, New York 

Enthusiast in everything he did, Big Al could be 
seen each day strolling through Bancroft Hall accom- 
panied by his pets, the Aardvark and the Platypus, and 
talking to his mythical companion Sidney Ferguson. 
Coming from the Bronx in New York City, Al brought 
with him a sense of humor and the talent to make 
everyone around him laugh. Al was never far from 
a football or boxing gloves and also proved to be 
an outstanding softball pitcher. His nonchalance was 
constantly attacked by the Executive Department, but 
with verbal magnificence and a little bit of luck he 
escaped virtually unharmed. With a locker that often 
outclassed the Commissary Department in volume, variety, 
and flavor of food on hand, Al was never far from a 
snack. Yet he was more serious than outward appearances 
might convey and ■ never neglected his academics or his 
general conduct. His good-natured attitude and personal 
drive will let him travel far in whichever direction he 

EDGAR LeROY PITMAN, III Plymouth, North Carolina 

Naval Aviation was the motivating factor that resulted 
in Lee's leaving Davidson College for Navy. After young- 
ster cruise, his decision to fly was definite and was 
strengthened after an enjoyable second class summer at 
Pensacola. Except for a year long battle with the plebe 
skinny department, Lee had little trouble in adapting 
to life at Navy — immediately he became an enthusiastic 
yawl sailor. Lee's interest and participation in the rifle 
team continued at Navy after beginning at Davidson. 
Next to seeing his girl as often as possible, chief among 
Lee's interests are hunting, fishing, and water skiing, 
which he finds ample opportunity to enjoy in his home- 
town on Albemarle Sound. A literature major, Lee dis- 
played drive and hard work in his other academics that 
left him little time for the "blue trampoline." With his un- 







cle paving the way, Lee is the second contribution to the 
Naval Service from his family, and with his characteristic 
drive and desire to do his best, that contribution un- 
doubtedly will be significant. 


Rob came to the Naval Academy from the Deep South 
and immediately proved that he was a true "Rebel." 
The vigors of plebe year were somewhat alleviated when 
the upperclass learned of Rob's wonderful rendition of 
"Marching Through Georgia," in which he accompanied 
himself on the ukelele. Rob survived plebe year and the 
blow it caused to his beloved Georgia and went on to the 
happy and carefree days of youngster year. However, nos- 
talgia came to be a regular evening occurrence when Rob 
tuned up the uke for the nightly hootenanny. Completely 
forgetting the ballad of Sherman's historic march, members 
of the old first company could be found being led by Rob 
through the gay refrains of "St. James Infirmary" or "The 
Reverend, Mr. Black." Battalion and company sports bene- 
fitted a great deal from Rob's membership. After spending 
his first year on the Plebe crew team and Fall of youngster 
year on the Battalion football team, Rob decided to turn 
to the less strenuous sports and contributed greatly to the 
Battalion badminton's Brigade championship team and to 
respectable records in Company basketball, volleyball, and 
touch football. After graduation, Rob plans a future in 
Navy line. Judging from his record at USNA, he'll be a 
fine addition to his chosen field. 


Hensel, North Dakota 

Russ made good his silent promise to do well in his new 
environment when he left the Midwest to take up the 
challenge of higher education. Although at first visibly 
amazed at the modern wonders of electricity and running 
water, he soon learned to take them for granted, and 
settled down to the task at hand. His plebe year-long 
feud with the Foreign Language Department convinced 
him to forego (to say the least) the option leading to a 
language major, but it certainly didn't stifle any of the 
"Pup's" initiative. He aimed at a Naval Management 


major and, as with all things he attempts, succeeded 
handily. And all the while, he was a frequent occupant 
of that slot reserved for him on the Superintendent's 

During his upperclass years, Russ, as manager, ac- 
companied the football team on all its trips, and once 
he even ". . . left his heart in San Francisco." 

When Russ left his hometown — Hensel, North Dakota — 
the entire population turned out to the corral to wish 
him well. Just the fact that he goes home for Christmas 
each year is sufficient proof of the continuing existence of 
the Wells-Fargo Stage Line. Known in some circles as 
"the last of the good guys," Russ is one of the few who 
can be as at home on the bridge of a destroyer as he is 
behind a plow. 

Russ' pleasant personality, combined with the ability 
to get the job done, tempered with wit and humor, and 
bound with loyalty and integrity insure the Navy of the 
type of officer it must have in the world of today and to- 













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NEAL ALBERT QUINN, JR. Monterey, California 

Neal, a Navy Jr. in good standing, signed on after a 
voyage from his old Hawaiian home in the shadow of 
Diamond Head. A standout student in high school, he 
wisely followed the path of least resistance and remained 
largely anonymous until the shot and shell of plebe year 
was a fading echo on the horizon. Emerging during young- 
ster cruise and satisfying himself that all was well, he 
began to make his presence felt by coaching his room- 
mates through the mysteries of third class math, engineer- 
ing, and science. He rose to true prominence, however, 
when he conducted the storied signal drills of that year. 
Transferring to the new third company at the beginning 
of second class year, Neal continued to exert a strong, 
though quiet, influence, while at the same time supplying 
an unending flow of correct responses to the usually in- 
comprehensible questions of the Academic Depts. All of 
us who have come to know him during the last four years 
have found Neal to be a loyal shipmate and a firm friend. 
His keen insight and willingness to serve will certainly 
provide the Navy with an officer of outstanding ability. 

FRANCIS S. SCALCUCCI Ishpeming, Michigan 

After a year of studies at Michigan Tech, "Seal" de- 
cided that the only way to really live was with the Blue 
and Gold. He brought with him an outgoing personality 
that was to stand him in good stead throughout his four 
years here on the Severn. As an excellent football player 
and All-Stater in basketball in high school, his talents 
were warmly welcomed, not only by the plebe and J.V. 
basketball teams for whom he played so outstandingly, 
but also by the many Company and Battalion teams he 
played for. Seal was also an excellent skier and golfer. 
It can truly be said that whatever sport he participated in 
was benefited immensely by his presence. Seal's ability 




was by no means limited only to sports. His fine mind 
proved to be a boon to many of his less fortunate class- 
mates. And, although his Superintendent's List grades 
don't show it, Seal found more time for the "Blue Tramp" 
than any other two mids here at Canoe U. Seal's future is 
somewhat undecided at present, but his qualities of lead- 
ership, diligence, and the burning desire to succeed will 
undoubtedly carry him straight to the top. 

FRANK SHYJKA Mayfield, Kentucky 

Frank came to the Naval Academy from Mayfield, 
Kentucky. Being the only young man from Mayfield, 
he had quite an honor to uphold, and being true to 
himself in all ways did well in his life at the Naval 
Academy. During his time at the Academy, Frank was 
active in numerous extracurricular activities as a member, 
and later, as president of the Photography Club, as 
a member of the Gun Club, Foreign Relations Club, and 
Russian Club, and with a bit part in a Masqueraders' 
production. He worked to keep a growing knowledge 
of the Navy and believed in the importance of pro- 
fessional knowledge to the Naval Officer. Frank's more 
basic interests do most certainly lie in the field of pho- 
tography which will in all events lead him on to his 
choice of doing photographic work with Navy Air. Frank 
enjoys books of social and realistic importance, music, 
fine foods and a plain desire to relax. It must also be 
said that Shyks has a general interest in the opposite sex. 
His good mind and strongly based opinions move him 
with determination in the direction he chooses. Frank 
is a good man to have as a friend. 

BRIAN BRANCH SIBOLD Alexandria, Virginia 

A Navy junior "Skybolt" came to the Naval Academy 
from Hawaii where he attended Punahou School. Trad- 

ing his surfboard for an M-l, he buckled down to work 
and occasionally even found himself on the Superin- 
tendent's List. An oceanography major, he found time 
to overload and at the same time drive his roommates 
crazy studying late. Much of his time was spent digging 
up drags for the weekend, and what little time was left 
over was spent hashing over last week's. "Bolt," never 
satisfied with his present sport, played company light and 
heavyweight football, cross-country, plebe track, light- 
weight crew, and Battalion rugby, tennis and lacrosse. 
This proved valuable experience, and even to this day he 
is not sure what part of the Navy he likes best, Nuclear 
Power being his latest whim. 


Darien, Connecticut 

Hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Walk came to us 
after spending three years in the United States Marine 
Corps. His previous military experience proved to be 
a great advantage, not only to himself, but to his class- 
mates, whose respect he has deservedly earned. Walk 
spent most of his afternoons on the golf course, in the 
handball courts or with the books. Although not an aca- 
demic genius, hard work and diligent study many times 
saved Walk from the Academic Board. His pursuit of 
wine, women and song, not necessarily in that order, is 
paralleled by few. His antics in Philadelphia and his trav- 
els throughout the U. S. have provided many an entertain- 
ing evening for all. Traveling around the nation in his lit- 
tle VW, golf clubs on top, money seemed to burn holes in 
his pockets, especially when he wound up on the losing end 
of many golf matches. String's future lies in the air. 
Whether in the Navy or the Marine Corps, his per- 
severance and competitive spirit will undoubtedly bring 
String to a command position at the top of his chosen 








THOMAS LEE WALLS Bardstown, Kentucky 

Tom comes to us from Bardstown, Kentucky, the home 
of some of our nation's fine bourbons, where the ever- 
present smell of sour whiskey mash gave him a caustic 
outlook on life. He is well liked by his classmates, but 
tends to be somewhat reserved. Tom has a bad habit of 
studying, and holds an academic position in the top of 
the class. He participates actively in company sports such 
as cross-country and softball, and is a member of the 
varsity pistol team. He hopes to obtain a major in naval 
management before leaving Navy. Due to a strong phobia 
against submarines and his not-so-sterling eyesight, Tom 
seems destined for a place of responsibility in our surface 

JOSEPH ROGER WHITE Wiggins, Mississippi 

Roger hails from the pickle center of the universe, 
Wiggins, Mississippi. An honor graduate of Perkinston 
Junior College, he soon adapted to the Navy life by 
applying himself to Battalion handball and gymnastics. 
His major interest in academics is in social studies, 
where he is obtaining his major. In any gathering of 
classmates, his keen wit and outgoing personality keep 
everyone laughing. Rog's chief non-academic interest is 
his airborne training at Fort Benning. He also enjoys 
teaching everyone to speak fluent Italian. After graduation, 
Rog prefers to do his part in the Navy Air portion of anti- 
submarine warfare. 


ROBERT DAVID WHITE Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Calling Philadelphia home, Bob came to the Academy 
after a successful year at Penn State. During the following 
years, he fought a good battle with the academic depart- 
ments and could usually be found participating in one 
sport or another. A gymnast, he was enthusiastic about 
any form of athletics and could always be counted on to 
be in the middle of any intramural contest. Bob's first 
love was books, however, and many a study hour was 
spent huddled over a book and his everpresent cup of 
coffee. Preferring the improvement of his mind to riotous 
evenings with the opposite sex, "Whitey" was the mainstay 
of many intellectual discussions and was seldom caught 
without a good argument. A member of the Hop Com- 
mittee and Foreign Relations Club, he was active in affairs 
of the Brigade and his warm personality could be counted 
on to enliven any group. No matter which branch of the 
Navy he enters, Bob's friendly manner and outgoing 
personality will carry him far in the years to come. 

FRANCIS EARL WIGGERS JR. Indianola, Mississippi 

Earl, a rebel from the start, came to the Academy 
from Indianola, Mississippi. Although claiming that it 
was too far north for him, he quickly settled down to the 
life at Navy. He was quick to make friends, especially 
among the feminine species, and his dynamic personality 
made him well liked by all. Although one of his favorite 
activities was imitating a blanket, Earl was quick to accept 
an invitation to a bridge game or any outdoor sport. He 
participated actively in Company sports, being a welcome 
contribution to the soccer and 150 lb. football team, and 
also took part in French club activities during his four 
years here. Earl has his eye on the destroyer Navy; with- 
out doubt he will be an asset to the fleet. 





Back Row: Roy Don Capshaw, Frank F. Hewitt, 
Michael D. Peterson, Richard J. Lambert, Walter R. 
May, Jr., Larry P. Torgerson, Philip J. Polk, Kenneth 
Mero. Third Row: Max A. Werner, Jess S. Carter, 
Russell L. Johnson, Theodore H. Stearns, Jr., J. S. 

Daughtry, Jr. Second Row: M. J. Farlow, J. H. 
Aldrich, Jr., T. N. Pritchett, G. W. Yankoupe. Front 
Row: G. H. Zaiser, R. J. Tadych, R. G. Fuerst, Jr., 
G. R. Sloat, V. L. McCullough. 


the direction in which education starts a 
man will determine his future life. 





Back Row: P. B. Bishop, R. F. Elliott, B. L. Powell, 
F. B. Cole, J. E. Mcintosh, J. P. Roth, G. J. Davies, 
AA. R. Tollefson. Third Row: R. D. Munnikhuysen, 
T. E. Arnold, AA. Cohen, J. R. Fox, T. E. Noel, F. J. 

Blake. Second Row: T. W. Duffy, J. T. Kroll, D. R. 
Brandon, D. Rifkin, R. V. Ricci. Front Row: S. W. 
Emery, Jr., A. J. Chalkley, J. E. Devir, J. S. Burks, 
C. H. Cadman. 


Back Row: S. D. Potter, J. AA. Aronson, G. P. Ter- 
williger, P. S. Chalfant, S. A. Brixey, B. R. Egnell, 
J. A. Johnesee. Third Row: W. C. Reed, L. J. Cal- 
lan, D. E. AAullikin, G. H. Eastwood, C. E. Gibson, 
S. W. Bryant, J. E. Hansen, II, P. K. Campbell. 

Second Row: A. F. Baumann, C. B. Doyel, L. S. 
Thomson, J. D. Harris, W. V. Arbacas, Jr., R. A. 
Wrobel, AA. R. Heath. Front Row: K. C. Thatcher, III, 
E. A. Lyons, II, L. AA. Gotch, R. L. Rachor, Jr., W. R. 
AAiller, G. T. Witowski. 



soring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Capt. Salmon 

fall set stripers 

W. R. Hanley— Cdr.; S. S. Hoxie-Sub.; T. K. Kimmel, Jr.— C.P.O. 

W. R. Hanley-Cdr.; D. L. Quirk-Sub.; T. K. Kimmel, Jr.-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

J. S. Mobley-Cdr.; N. G. Brooks-Sub.; G. H. Jordan-C.P.O. 






Houston, Texas 

Butch learned the knack of Academy life quickly and 
was able to spend his four years here striving to make 
Annapolis into a Texas suburb. A true Southwesterner, 
LeRoy used his ready smile to win many friends. Butch 
had to work hard for his grades, but he also was able 
to make time for a number of extracurricular activities. 
Singing with the Antiphonal Choir brought him much 
pleasure, and as a writer and cartoonist for the "Log" 
and "Splinter" he became known to us all. Life at the 
Academy was a joy to Butch. The atmosphere of regi- 
mentation and discipline agreed well with him, and he 
was never heard to complain. However it wasn't uncom- 
mon to hear exclamations of, "It isn't this cold in Texas!" 
come exploding from his room on a wintry evening. He 
just couldn't seem to adjust to Maryland weather. 

Naval Aviation is the future for which Butch is headed. 
Wherever his future may lead him, he will be known 
and respected by all as a fine officer. 

THOMAS RODNEY BERNIER Suf field, Connecticut 

Tom came to USNA from the tobacco growing regions 
of northern Connecticut, after spending four years at 
Suffjeld High School where he became adept at the finer 
points of soccer; his skill at the sport made him a 
standout on the company squads. Never one to worry- 
about academics, Tom could usually be found writing 
to his girl or getting a little "pad" time. His interests- 
tend towards the field of aviation, but Tom's congeniality 
and sportsmanship will make him a success in any field. 
His thinning hair will pose no serious problems as long 
as he keeps his hard hat on. 

JOHN ROBERT BRINSER Galeton, Pennsylvania 

John came to the Naval Academy after graduating from 
Galeton High School in Galeton, Pennsylvania. He easily 
adjusted to Navy life and was able to take everything 
with a smile. Every true Naval officer is active in sports, 
and John is no exception. He was a member of the gym- 
nastics team as well as a member of the Company cross- 
country, volleyball, and basketball teams. Besides his 
ability in athletics, he was good with academics, majoring 
in Math. In his spare time he sang in the Chapel Choir 
and Glee Club which made his four years at Annapolis 
more interesting with various trips to other colleges. 
John's cheerful smile and pleasant disposition have won 
him many friends and added to his success at Navy. He 
is very dedicated to his country and should have no 
trouble going far in his Naval career. 










Lean, dark, hard-muscled, Nick came to the Naval 
Academy to dedicate himself to four years of training. 
With a strong sense of purpose, he leaves little time for 

Nick combines a granite-based common sense with 
genuine understanding. He has traveled widely and 
knows how to deal with all kinds of people. After a year 
as campus playboy at Wisconsin, Nick has developed 
a fine taste for culture and enteitainment. His excellent 
taste for fine music and art compare to none. 

The Newburgh Nike prides himself in his Greek heri- 
tage and keeps himself in good physical condition. His 
taste in fine foods and delicacies also demonstrates his 
Greek background. His fierce desire and spirit for Navy 
were shown on nation-wide television in the 1963 Cotton 
Bowl game when Nick appeared at several timeouts be- 
cause of his inspired spirit. 

Nick will be sure to display his talent and great single- 
mindedness of purpose in his future profession. 


John calls Altus, Oklahoma, home, but he has lived 
in many places ranging from Maine to Texas. John is 
an E, H, and G major, and he finds much pleasure in pon- 
dering the works of Shakespeare and the like. Since plebe 
summer, his athletic efforts have been centered around 
Hubbard Hall as coxswain of the lightweight crew 
team. Every Sunday morning John can be found in 
Dahlgren Hall acting as the babysitter-Sunday school 
teacher combination for the officers' children. Second 
class summer found John as a member of the illustrious 
home guard — "the detail." He did an outstanding job of 
preparing our newest members for life at the Academy. 

John is well liked among his fellow midshipmen, and 
his easy going manner should prove to be a great asset 
to his future success as a Naval officer. John's plans for 
the future include submarine school, but if things don't 
work out Navy line still looks mighty fine. 

WAYNE RICHARD HANLEY Hopkins, Minnesota 

Wayne hails from Hopkins, Minnesota, and upon 
graduation from high school, brought a distinctive record 
here to Navy. His easy manner and even temper have 
brought him much respect and many close friends. His 
availability in time of need mark him among his class- 

His interests range from sports to a good book now 
and then. His sports prowess is manifested by his ability 
in the ring in Battalion and Brigade Boxing and his hard 
drive on the rugby field. Wayne's interests often wander 
into the field of academics where he is striving for a 
major in aerodynamics. Always putting forth his best 
effort, Wayne has succeeded in attaining a fine average 
despite some of the tougher overloads in which he has 

For future plans, Wayne sets his sights on Naval 
Aviation. Certainly his ability, determination, and lead- 
ership qualities will find application in the Naval Service. 
There is no doubt in anyone's mind that Wayne has what 
it takes. 

THOMAS LARRY HIGGS Anes Station, Tennessee 

This effervescent Tennessean came to USNA as a vet- 
eran of four years of military preparatory school and a 
year at Vanderbilt University. His familiarity, with the 
rigors of the service life combined with his maturity and 
energetic devotion to duty helped him plebe year and 







in the years following. Though no "slash," Tom has kept 
well abreast of his studies at Navy, while lending his tal- 
ents to such diverse activities as the German Club, the 
Sailing Squadron, and the Fourth Company cross-country 
and lightweight football teams. Already a licensed pilot, 
Tom is eagerly awaiting graduation and flight school, 
followed by a career in Naval Aviation where he is sure 
to be an outstanding officer. 

KARL THOMAS HOEPFNER Covington, Kentucky 

Tom came to the Naval Academy from Covington, 
Kentucky, where he was an outstanding high school stu- 
dent and athlete. He mastered the many challenges pre- 
sented by life at USNA, and was looked upon as a leader 
in whatever he did. During his four years, he played rug- 
by, swam, played handball, and was one of the stalwart 
linemen on the Company football team. Despite his many 
interests, Tom was able to maintain a starman's average. 
His classmates always found him willing to explain some 
point in engineering or science, but when it came to the 
humanities, he was on the short end. Tom has decided 
to venture into the fields of submarines and nuclear 
power. Both of the fields will gain a fine and conscien- 
tious worker when Tom arrives on the scene. His over-all 
ability and desire to get ahead will definitely put him 
on the top. 

STEPHEN SANDERS HOXIE Bordentown, New Jersey 

Steve came to the Academy from New Jersey, fresh 
out of high school. In his first year at the Academy, he 
was a member of the plebe crew team, and as an upper- 
classman, he competed for the company's heavyweight 
football team and Battalion crew. Steve has become a 


surfing enthusiast in the last few years, and it's a sure bet 
he will be riding the big ones every chance he gets. No 
matter how many P-Works he had the next day, "Hox" 
never missed writing to his OAO. One of the rare Mid- 
shipmen who is on a friendly basis with the engineering 
department, Steve has even gone so far as to major in 
Aeronautical Engineering. This background will certainly 
be of value in his future career. Steve's goal in life is to 
get out of his dark blue Corvette and go into the "0" club, 
adjusting his gold wings. 





El Paso, Texas 

Though from Texas, Gerry professes little allegiance to 
the Lone Star State. He was born in El Paso, but spent 
so much time in Canada that its spell overcame his Texas 
loyalties. Coming directly to the Naval Academy from 
Austin High School in El Paso, Gerry brought with him 
a record marked by academic and athletic achievement. 
His prowess has continued at the Academy as is shown 
by the many numerals and monograms on his B-robe 
and the presence of his name on the list of Starmen. His 
extracurricular activities include swimming, skin diving, 
and light-weight crew as well as Company heavyweight 
football. Gerry holds a record for number of successful 
escapes from the rigors of the Form 2 due to his imagi- 

native statements. Always on top of his studies, he never- 
theless has plenty of time for keeping Navy from becoming 
tedious. A hit with the girls, Gerry need never suffer 
through a weekend for want of feminine companionship. 
Highly interested in Naval Aviation, Gerry will graduate 
with a degree in aeronautical engineering. But it is cer- 
tain that he will make the best of whatever the future 
holds for him. 


Ron, from the great Pacific Northwestern state of 
Oregon, a popular man in the Brigade, did much for him- 
self and for the Academy in his four years at Navy. He 
was known most for his energy and athletic ability. He 
played varsity arid plebe baseball and plebe 150 pound 
football. However, he contributed to his company as well 
by playing intramural basketball and by organizing the 
company's intramural program first class year. A person 
dedicated to the Navy and to his country's ideals, Ron 
will go far in his service career. 

There must be an easier way. 




THOMAS KINKAID KIMMEL, JR. Alexandria, Virginia 

Coming from a long and distinguished line of dedi- 
cated Naval officers, Tom appears to have inherited 
wanderlust, a quality which earmarked him to carry 
on the tradition. A prime target for the many wide-eyed 
femmes who invade the yard, he has always been averse 
to ties that bind. Perhaps it is confidence he invariably 
displays by his Friday night phone calls for Saturday 
dates. He is best known and most admired for his 
matchless devotion. Tom's singular sense of duty will not 
allow him to give less than all of himself to the task 
at hand. When the time comes and the order is given, he 
will not falter. He will be an unparalleled credit to his 
country and to the branch of the service he enters. 

JOSEPH S. MOBLEY Manhattan Beach, California 

Joe's carefree spirit led him to the California beach 
after high school, where he worked at odd jobs when 
he wasn't soaking up the rays of the sun. Leaving his 
surfboard behind, he came to USNA to better himself. 
A person who tackles problems cooly, Joe has managed 
to maintain good grades despite a constant hassle with 
the English, History, and Government Department. Joe 
was a standout cross country runner and volleyball 
player. As an end on the company's heavyweight football 
team, he was usually sent out for the long pass. He is one 
of the few Mids who is still seeing his pre-Academy OAO. 
Navy Air will certainly benefit from Joe's efforts. 


The pride of Youngstown, Ohio, Fred came to the 
Naval Academy with an impressive list of honors from 
Ursline High School. "The Moose," a big aggressive 

athlete, then lost no time in distinguishing himseli on the 
Navy football fields. Off those fields, Fred's mature 
and personable ways won him the respect and friendship 
of all his classmates. Keeping one eye on the promising 
football careers of his. younger brothers, the other on the 
constant battle of the academics, and still managing to 
look forward to the coming weekends, kept him a busy 
man. Yet, other interests, such as his concern for politics 
and broad knowledge of world history, continually sur- 
prised even his closest friends. Meeting all situations 
with honesty and attacking problems with a sense of 
humor and an uncommon degree of common sense, Fred 
is due for a future of satisfaction and prosperity. 










Knoxville, Tenn. 


When not engaged in his favorite pastime, making 
money, Bear could most often be found on the playing 
field with Navy's "Mighty Mites," the 150 lb. football 
team. Tom's prowess on the athletic field with the 150's 
served to win him the coveted "N" star, for gallantry 
in battle against Army's grey. Perhaps his most out- 
standing achievement, however, was making weight each 

Tom is the favorite son of Knoxville, Tenn., where he 
attended Young High School. A year at Colombian Prep, 
prepared him amply for USNA, where he was quickly 
recognized as a competent and forceful leader. Aside 
from football, some of Tom's activities included being 
co-chairman of the Ring and Crest committee and a 
member of Gun Club. He lends an enthusiastic eye toward 
Naval Aviation but will certainly do an outstanding job in 
any phase of a Navy career. 


The Bronx, New York, New York 

John, better known by his friends as "The Pope" came 
to USNA straight from the streets of the Bronx. With 
good athletic ability and an ever-alert eye for the fair 
sex, John has made friends easily, and is well known 
for his sense of humor, his appetite, and his ability with 
a pistol. Academics have posed no great problem for John. 
By showing the same hustle and determination that he dis- 
played on the athletic field and in the company, he has 
been a repeater many times on the Superintendent's List. 
After graduation John's plans aim toward Navy line. 
His preference is destroyers, and his choice of port is, 
of course, New York. 


DAVID JOHN QUIRK Antigo, Wisconsin 

Whenever the dignified appearance of a group of Mid- 
shipmen was disrupted by a giggle, we all knew that 
Dave Quirk must be somewhere in the crowd. Dave's 
exceptional sense of humor made the change from the 
life of Antigo, Wisconsin, to that of the Academy a rela- 
tively easy one. 

Dave was a participant in numerous extracurricular 
activities, and a credit to each of them. The Russian 
Club, Masqueraders, Battalion tennis and squash teams, 
Photo Club, Public Relations Committee, Lucky Bag 
staff, and several company sports occupied a great deal 
of his time. With all this and despite his perpetual battle 
with the academic departments to keep his grades up 
to his standards, he was always ready to lend a helping 
hand when he was needed. 

Second class summer found Dave on the Plebe Detail. 
Here he won the devotion of those who worked with him 
and under him, showing a natural leadership ability. 

Sometimes it seemed as though Dave never took any- 
thing seriously, but he proved us wrong. Attending mass 
regularly at 0600 and working with the Newman Club 
showed his devotion to his God and everything in which 
he believed. 

No matter where he goes upon graduation, Dave will 
become known and liked. With his leadership ability, 
sense of humor, and exceptional drive and enthusiasm, 
Dave is sure to be one of the finest officers in our Navy. 

TERRY LYNN REEDER Tulare, California 

After graduating from Tulare Western High School, 
Terry brought with him a personality that won him many 
friends and helped him pass the rigors of plebe year. Sail- 
ing and German occupied much of his time at USNA. He 
did manage to lose a few battles to the "pad monster," 
however. Study hours found Terry engaging in serious 

"cultural" exchanges with any classmates who should 
venture into the room. Though not at the top of his 
class, academics were never a worry to Terry and he 
seemed to find time on weekends for dragging and "re- 
laxing." The surface fleet will be greatly enhanced by 
Terry's ability to get things done. 








Although Mark is now a Californian, Maryland is not 
foreign to him since he lived in Silver Spring for eight- 
een years. Mark came to USNA after graduating from the 
Bullis School in 1962. His transition from civilian to 
military life was quite easy, as one can tell from his 
plebe year nickname. He was fondly dubbed "Fearless 
Freddie" by his plebe year company officer who held 
him in great esteem. Mark has always been ambitious and 
energetic as can be seen from his academic and sports 
records here. He has been able to take in stride the 
regular curriculum and to add to the load by carrying 
overloads toward a Physics major. His sports ability is 
varied, and he has played plebe and Battalion swimming, 
ocean sailing, and Company soccer, cross-country, foot- 
ball, and softball. In his spare time Mark had time to join 
and take an active part in the French Club. Mark is ami- 
able, and he will have no trouble making friends in the 
fleet. Although he likes USNA, he is eager to give the real 
Navy a chance very soon. He will be successful and will 
go far in his Naval career. 


Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 

Out of a maze of questionably successful primary educa- 
tion, forty-hour corporation work-weeks, and two years of 
off beat colleges sprang THE RHORK, determined to 
realign himself with a previously nonexistent purpose 
in life. Hence, began the Naval career of "two "speed 
Rohrkemper" — all stop and all ahead flank. 

Steve's major problem to date has been his complete 
inability to maintain possession of his class pin, a short- 
coming that has rewarded himself and his classmates with 
many humorous moments. 

Having embarrassingly little difficulty academically, 
Steve spent most of his time adjusting to the military life 
which he has learned to thrive on. Although still un- 
decided, whether in the air or on the sea Steve can be 
counted on to do his part to maintain the most powerful 
Navy in the world. 

GILBERT VAN ROYAL Levittown, Pennsylvania 

The Big Teddy Bear with the perpetual smile, that's 
our boy Gil. Gil started smiling back in November of 
1943 and hasn't stopped yet. Gil's early days were spent 
in New Jersey before moving across the border to his 
present home in Pennsylvania. He distinguished himself 
in tough Keystone athletic competition as a wrestler 
and football player. The Navy sent Gil to Bullis Prep for 
one year where he also excelled in football and studies. 

Plebe year would have inverted anyone's smile, but 
not that smile of Otis. Gil's great creative ability and jovial 
ways not only made the upperclass laugh but boosted the 
morale of his classmates. 

Moving on in his life as a midshipman, Gil has become 
very interested in the fate of his brothers, who are also 
gridiron stalwarts. Gil's main interest, besides one certain 
person, is the stock market. With the combination of the 
mind of a shrewd lawyer, the body of Goliath and the per- 
sonality of a president, Gil will most likely be one of the 
more successful personalities of our class no matter where 
he goes. 

PETER ELON WALBERG Antigo, Wisconsin 

"Hey, Pete" became a familiar call for many of us 
who needed help with our homework. Yet, each time we 
called, we still found the same hard working, good natured 
fellow from West Salem, Wisconsin, ready to help. From 






West Salem High Pete brought many talents and interests 
which proved to be an asset to the Brigade. Masqueraders, 
Juice Gang, Drum & Bugle Corps, and Concert Band 
all lauded his abilities. 

Pete studied in earnest and gained both the Superin- 
tendent's List and Stars for his academic achievements. 
Despite a number of overloads, Pete still managed to 
spend many hours with tools in hand up in the Radio 

Company sports such as cross-country and light weight 
football also received his attention. Surely Pete's high 
scholastic average and friendly personality will help 
him attain success with his career in the Navy. 


When Dave left his "fun in the sun" at Eustis, Florida, 
to come to USNA, the first thing he discovered was the 
pushup. He soon overcame this situation, however, util- 
izing a drive and efficiency that placed him high among 
his classmates. A star man, Dave never had much trouble 
with academics, but could often be found burning the 
late, late midnight oil over "bull" and Spanish overloads. 
In the fall he could be found digging in with the "Mighty 
Mites," while the rest of the year his devotions were 
turned toward fieldball and ocean sailing. His extra- 
curricular activities centering around Spanish Club, drag- 
ging, and trying to march in as few P-rades as possible. 
Dave was also fond of his weekends, of which he always 
seemed to make good use. Dave's academic abilities, 
coupled with his wit and initiative, will make him a wel- 
come addition to the ranks of Naval Aviation. 


Tulsa, Oklahoma 

Rick, though a Sooner born and bred, has a flair for 


the cosmopolitan. His driving desire while at USNA has 
been to modify the atmosphere toward the more "col- 
legiate." His open warmth and enthusiasm can be attested 
to by all those who know him. An outstanding baritone 
and tenor sax player for the NA-IO, he has often been 
known to skip practice to drag his charming fiancee. 
Struggling toward a major in Weapons Systems, he has 
nevertheless found time to engage in his myriad and 
diverse interests. At graduation he should be, among other 
things, a most competent stereo system consultant. His 
choice is EDO, but, no matter where he ends up, he will 
be an invaluable addition to the Navy. 



Back Row: H. G. Dittmann, C. R. Dose, J. M. Dorn- 
stetter, J. D. Lasswell, B. E. Neal, J. E. Dulim. Third 
Row: G. A. Zahn, Jr., D. F. Palmer, J. Morton, III, 
A. T. Mihok, J. T. Williamson, K. W. Neuman. 

Second Row: B. K. Beaver, C. E. Armentrout, V. H. 
Corry, J. D. Gorman, S. R. Olson, W. S. Richbourg. 
Front Row: J. T. Hart, M. W. Samuels, R. L. Lowell, 
Jr., J. H. Johnson, Jr., J. W. Potter. 


the best way out is always through. 

robert frost 




Back Row: J. E. Hurston, C. T. Berry, Jr., J. M. Sny- 
der, T. C. Heilmann, D. M. Hill, M. J. Fitzgerald, 
R. D. Ofto. Third Row: J. D. Jones, A. H. Higgs, Jr., 
J. Harty, III, C. G. Slebos, A. A. Pease, D. A. Hodg- 
son, L. M. Nawrocki. Second Row: S. M. Ross, P. W. 

Bulkeley, R. L. Sheely, D. Halberstadt, G. E. Stephen- 
son, R. H. Buzzell, M. L. Lagow. Front Row: T. G. 
Palkie, K. B. Keene, R. A. Holmes, C. D. Freeland, 
B. J. Lascala, J. P. Esposito. 


Back Row: M. B. Potter, M. P. Rose, D. C. Tierney, 
W. H. Walker, R. B. Klugh, M. D. Schmitz, L. E. 
Reimert, G. P. Stryker. Third Row: M. D. Moore, 
J. R. Fraser, J. G. Hilton, S. A. Hanvey, A. E. Yudes, 
Jr., W. C. McClain, Jr., R. E. Adamson, R. A. Rob- 

bins. Second Row: J. Knubel, J. R. Cecil, S. D. 
Ketchie, J. W. Taylor, J. G. Mitchell, T. U. Fowler, 
M. T. Smith, R. Jadlocki, W. S. Buttrill. Front Row: 
M. D. Hardman, T. M. Rincon, D. A. Spriggs, W. H. 
Beatty, III, J. M. Leveson, J. P. Maley. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. B. N. Smith 

fall set stripers 

R. D. Woolrich— Cdr.; C. J. Farmer— Sub.; J. D. R. Sanchez— C.P.O. 

R. D. Woolrich-Cdr.; R. R. Cumber, Jr.-Sub.; W. A. Phillips— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

J. R. Clark— Cdr.; R. R. McCumber— Sub.; J. T. Frederiksen— C.P.O. 






Coming from the shores of Lake Erie, the swinging 
town of Sandusky, Dave left his hometown high school 
after three years of straight A's and varsity football 
and wrestling. Here at the Academy he continued to 
wrestle while also maintaining a "star" average. His 
majors were Math and Nuclear Science, while his inter- 
ests were good times with roommates: the Kinz, the Cons, 
and the Clance. 


Bisbee, Arizona 

Ben came to the USNA via the Military Academy Prep 
school after serving one year in the Army. His home is 
Bisbee, Arizona but he spent most of his life out of the 
States. During the week, when not buried in his books 
in order to obtain his two majors, Ben can be found 
on the soccer field or quarterbacking for the Company 
heavyweight football team. His superior knowledge of 
foreign affairs has made him a valuable asset to the 
Foreign Relation Club, German Club, and French Club 
and also explains his desire to further his education in 
this field. With his winning personality, Ben kept a 
large group of friends. Although never in any serious 
academic difficulty, he finds his only two enemies to 
be the Academic and the Executive Departments. Upon 
graduation, in spite of his Army background, Ben plans 
a career in Naval Aviation. His over-all ability and desire 
to get ahead will definitely enable him to come out on 

BRYAN JAMES BURKE Montpelier, Vermont 

Bryan, leaving his skies at home in the mountains 
of Vermont, came directly to the Naval Academy upon 
graduating with honors from St., Mary's High School 

in St. Albans. While at the Academy he participated 
enthusiastically in Company soccer, football, and lacrosse 
besides showing an interesting in shooting rifle. Bryan 
has always been more than willing to help out his class- 
mates with their academic troubles while carrying stars 
himself and majoring in bull. Although a hard and con- 
scientious worker, "B" did not find it necessary to sweat 
the system to rank high in standing with his classmates. 
On any free weekend he can be found schussing the near- 
est snowcapped mountain, and on a long weekend, 700 
miles away at his home in Stowe. A reserved gentleman, 
Bryan will surely rise quickly to prominence in what- 
ever life endeavor he decides to undertake. 








KEVIN DOUGLAS CLANCY Stoughton, Massachusetts 

Kevin Clancy came to Crabtown from the Southern 
Shore of Massachusetts. An underaged chubby kid, 
Clance developed into a stalwart on the Batt football 
team and Company fieldball team. The Clance, known 
for his boyish grin, Irish temper, and fierce sense of 
competition, majored in keeping parties lively and 
minored in paying hotel bills. Everybody's pal, Clance 
has had no trouble making friends and should have no 
trouble in the future, whatever aspect of life he chooses. 

JAMES ROBERT CLARK Reseda, California 

After graduating from Reseda High School in south- 
ern California, Jim spent a year of soft college life at 
UCLA under a regular NROTC scholarship. Hard work 
and initiative during this year at college earned him an 
appointment to Navy and for the next four years he was to 
see the West coast only twice each year. After two years at 
the Academy, hard work again rewarded Jim and earned 
him a star to pin over each anchor on his blues. In 
addition to stars Jim also received a major in both the 
bull and command departments. When he was not hitting 
the books, though, his interests lay with the Battalion 
tennis and water polo teams. NAFAC and NACA also 
took up much of his free time. Jim never seemed to be 
without a friendly word or cheery hello and his smile 
will be missed around Bancroft Hall. He's got wings on 
his mind, though, and he'll most likely be heading toward 
Pensacola, Florida for flight training. 


Del Norte, Colorado 

From the ski slopes of Colorado Curt came to the 
Academy directly from high school. Apparently he liked 
plebe year, because he went through it twice. The Aca- 
demic Department had to fight for a fair share of his 
time. His bed seemed to be his prime interest with the 
studies taking a way-behind second. He was a member 
of the Spanish Club, the Gun Club and the Prop. Gang. 
While at the Academy Curt has been a member of the 
varsity sailing team, during the Fall and Spring sport 
season. In the winter he has confined his activities to 
the Company cross country team and the pad. His goal 
is to be an aviator. In the future we can expect to see 
him flying every time he gets a chance to do so. 

JACK CONNOLLY Scituate, Massachusetts 

Jack came to us from Scituate, Mass. via Bullis Prep. 
With a history of athletic success it was only natural 
for him to distinguish himself here, playing more time 
than anyone for the Big Blue, and showing his ability 
through three varsity seasons. Confident he's done fairly 
well on the ground Jack is anxious to try his hand at 
flying— his aim since he arrived here. We'll all miss 
his great wit' and the fact he's been a fine friend to 
many of us during our four vears here. 








MICHAEL JON DALEY Bent Fork, Wyoming 

Mick, known to his friends as "the Sticker" came to 
us from Bent Fork, Wyoming. In high school he majored 
in study hall and gym, played football, and worried. At 
USNA, he majored in passing, and worried. Being a 
quiet, conservative man, he easily adopted the routine 
here, even to the extent of staying in the hall on many 
weekends just so that he would be available if needed 
by the officer of the watch. On the sports field, the 
Sticker played a lot of basketball, football, and softball 
for his Battalion and Company. Being small did not 
hold him back in football; on the contrary, it helped 
him to gain a stalwart position on the lightweight's 
team. Good luck to the little man from Bent Fork. We 
know that his even temperament and fine abilities will 
hold him in good stead all the way to the top. 


WILLIAM PAUL DORNSIFE Gordon, Pennsylvania 

Although one of the youngest members of the Class 
of '66, Bill's academic excellence was surpassed by very 
few of his classmates, thus enabling him to retain perma- 
nent membership on the list of "Navy Starmen." With his 
academic interests completely under control, Bill spent 
no meager amount of time writing letters to the "girl 
back home" — home being, of course, the Hard Coal 
regions of Pennsylvania. From an athletic standpoint, 
his talents were well demonstrated by Bill's performance 
as quarterback on the Company lightweight football 
team. Certainly these talents, along with innumerable 

others less outstanding but of prime necessity to a pro- 
fessional man, provided a firm foundation upon which to 
build his military career. 










From far-off Juneau, Alaska, Ron came to USNA 
among the best prepared for our fine Maryland winters. 
A hard worker, Ron managed to make his mark on 
both the athletic fields and the Academic Departments, 
being quite versatile in each. One of the "old men" of 
the company, he has set quite an example with his quiet, 
mature mannerisms. Always appreciative of the military 
way of life, Ron will no doubt be a credit to the Navy 
for many years to come. 


As a heavy "down-east" accent hinted, Clint came to the 
Academy from Woodland, Maine. A year at Maine Cen- 
tral Institute left Clint well prepared for academics, and 

he never found himself on the wrong side of the books. 
His constantly friendly, good-natured personality made 
him extremely popular with his classmates and a valued 

Intramural sports showed Clint to be a good athlete 
and rugged competitor, making his presence felt in 
Company soccer and football, and Battalion rugby. 

A New Englander at heart, Clint was more than ready 
to spend his winter weekends in search of good skiing. 

His quick wit and always pleasant personality will as- 
sure success in whatever field he applies his talents. 


Fred came to the Naval Academy from El Dorado, 
Kansas after two years as a chemistry major in junior 
college. Although chemistry continued to be his main 
interest, he kept his academic ability well hidden through 
his casual mannerisms and easy-going approach towards 
life. He spent most of his afternoons on the cross-country 
course, where he was an outstanding runner in intra- 
murals, or in the ring as a Brigade boxer. The only 
thing Fred enjoyed more than "peanuts" was Naval 
Aviation, and the only things he enjoyed more than 
flying were the girls he dragged on the weekends. As a 
much sought after bartender at any party, he adeptly 
demonstrated the techniques he learned so well in the 
chemistry laboratory. The future holds a lot for Fred 
whether it be in the air or on the sea, and the Fleet will 
welcome such an able officer. 

J. W. KINSEY Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 

Joe graduated from Pompton Lakes High in 1961, 
coming to the Naval Academy after spending a year at 
Auburn University. At the Academy Joe took a keen in- 
terest in athletics — especially football — but his career 
ended second class year with the recurrence of an old 
knee injury. 





If not studying, Joe could usually be found before the 
"Tube". Long remembered will be the times spent in the 
"Cage" hiding the "Tube" from the OOW. 

After graduation Joe will head south to Pensacola if 
he can get by the physical. His friendly personality and 
sense of humor make him a very popular and respected 
member of the Brigade as they will serve to aid him in 
taking his place in the fleet. 

PETER JOSEPH LENIART New Haven, Connecticut 

Peter came to us from NAPS. One of the distinguished 
gentlemen of the Fifth Company, P. J. was the counter- 
part to the Air Force's Bed Check Charlie. As "Head 
Check Jose", he led the Brigade in its support of the 
Navy team when they were number 2 in the nation in 
football. Pete always has had trouble with academics, 
but managed to drag most weekends, have fun at all the 
parties he could get to, and just plain enjoy his term at 
school. Good luck to Pete in his planned Navy career. 



Ralph, better known as Slim, or Chumber, comes to 
Boat School from Decatur, Georgia. An outstanding ath- 
lete and president of his class in high school, Ralph has 
followed the same trend while at the Academy. Two 
years on the Mighty Mites are his primary athletic 
achievements, while he has remained on Supt's list for 
most of his stay here. Strong on leave or liberty, but not 
too indulgent of conservative profs, Chumber is able to 
maintain his cools under almost all conditions. Naval 
Aviation looks like the ticket for this fellow, if he can 
just keep that knee out of a vice. But whatever his choice, 
he is sure to make an outstanding officer. 

DAVID ALAN PATCH Westport, Connecticut 

This sports car rallying, ski slope bombing sailboater 

came to USNA via Bullis Prep while serving a year in 
the Naval Reserve. When not sailing on the Shields team, 
Dave could be found out on the intramural football 
field. Dave is a conscientious worker both with academics 
and intramurals. He was always ready to help a class- 
mate or a plebe in bad straits, both academic and per- 
sonal. His friendly out-going personality explains why 
Dave is always lucky in love and a rave with the femmes. 
Famous for his Army game parties, he will be a definite 
asset to the social aspects of the Naval Service where he 
will be found rising quickly up through the ranks. 





Walnut Creek, California 

Weller arrived on the banks of the Severn after grad- 
uating from Los Lomas High School, in California, with 
less than an adequate knowledge of what lay ahead. In 
fact, he barely knew the name of the state in which An- 
napolis was located. Adjusting in time to Academy life, 
Weller soon took up a major in Social Science, while com- 
peting extracurricularly in Battalion handball and squash. 
Trips to Atlanta, Georgia, and memories of Baton Rouge, 
Louisiana, occupied Wap's mind when he was not en- 
gaged in accumulating "pad time." Academics proved 

no problem for Weller, an above average student, main- 
ly because he would never allow them to do so. A keen 
mind and an affable personality will definitely help 
Weller to succeed in whatever field he may choose upon 


Caracas, Venezuela 

Joe came to the Naval Academy after one year of 
college and two years at the Naval Academy in his 
country, Venezuela. His early troubles in overcoming the 
complexities of the English language never kept Joe from 
excelling in academics, for which he wore stars con- 
tinually after plebe year. He gained the friendship of 
nearly everyone around, both in the classroom and on 
the company athletic fields every afternoon. His Latin 
American charms also seemed appealing to many local 
drags who were continually trying to "hook" him for 
good. He was associated with the Spanish Club, and 
in "bull" sessions he could always be counted on for 
stories of his many adventures before coming to this 
country. While here, Joe contributed much to the mutual 
understanding between our two countries, and we all 
wish him the best of luck and future success as an 
officer in the Venezuelan Navy. 

JOHN TURNER SCUDI Morristown, New Jersey 

Morristown, New Jersey is famous not only as a 
colonial community, but also as the home of the "Scoot- 
er." The Naval Reserve and Morristown Prep provided an 

How did he get into the picture!? 




excellent background for life at the Academy. No one has 
been able to determine his main interest, but his pro- 
fessors have assured us that it is not academics. We 
highly suspect that it is that certain O.A.O. who occupies 
much of his time on the weekends. Athletics play a big 
part in John's week, especially Company football. A shat- 
tered ankle ended a promising career in Lacrosse during 
his youngster year. After sending his TV home second 
class year, he found the antiphonal choir a worthwhile 
way to spend part of his evenings. Always ready with a 
friendly word in the hall, Scooter is a good friend and an 
outstanding man. His natural charm and acute awareness 
of people mark him for an enviable future. 

THOMAS JOSEPH SMISEK Coronado, California 

Surfer Tom came to USNA from Coronado, Cali- 
fornia, where he developed a great love for surfin', 
which he never lost. Tom, a natural athlete with a 
sprinter's speed, was a stalwart on the Bart football team, 
the Company basketball five and the Company softball 
team. Tom with his carefree attitude was well liked by 
all and even though he found studying more difficult 
than listening to the "Beach Boys" he wore stars for his 
outstanding academic achievements. With his fierce de- 
sire to get the job done and done well, Tom should go 
a long way in whatever field he decides to enter. 


Cheyenne, Wyoming 

Myles came to the Academy from Cheyenne, Wyoming, 
where he graduated from St. Mary's High School and 
where he gained his nickname of Mouse. During his 
stay on the banks of the Severn, he was the mainstay of 
the Company Cross Country Team and added the assets 

of his 6'3" height to the Company and Battalion Basket- 
ball Teams. An athlete in high school, he was quick to 
take advantage of the sports program at the Academy. 
Well liked by all who knew him, Mouse's western wit 
was matched only by his easy going outlook on life and 
a distinct ability to not let the rigors of the system 
bother him. Although having no difficulty with studies, 
by youngster year Myles's chief interests turned to those 
hours of bliss in bed and to dragging. A rich and prom- 
ising future awaits this Wyoming gentleman as he bids 
adieu to a brother in the class of '68 and heads for a 
career in Navy Line. 










DONALD GEORGE STORCK Bronxville, New York 

Appointed from his hometown, Bronxville, New York, 
Don came to the Academy after a year at Braden's Prep. 
Having gained high school football honors in Bronxville 
be continued his winning ways during Battalion football 
seasons at the Academy. No less notable were his efforts 
in the intramurals of fieldball and softball. His other 
endeavors at USNA included the French Club, weekends 
devoted to academics, and extending a helping hand to 
all. Don's sense of humor, pleasant nature, and ambition 
to succeed placed him high in his classmates' esteem and 
Brigade standings. By his dedication and ability Don is 
assured a very promising future in Navy Line. 


Niles, Ohio 

Andy came to the Academy from Ohio, where he had 
attended a year of school at Case Institute. He therefore 
had little trouble adjusting himself to the engineering 
curriculum which awaited him here. Always working 
very hard at everything, especially academics, he always 
managed to receive good grades. His main sporting in- 
terests laid in boxing and wrestling. Andy's cheerful 
personality and his willingness to help anyone at all in 
any sort of need made him well liked by all of his class- 
mates. It is certain that whichever service he chooses, it 
will gain a conscientious, hard working officer. 


RAYMOND D. WOOLRICH Mt. Vernon, New York 

Ray, who comes from Mt. Vernon, New York, left the 
Ivy League set at Cornell to become a full time member 
of the Navy team. He is a "hard charger" in all aspects 
of Navy life. His athletic excellence is demonstrated by 
his team spirit on the "Mighty Mites" and his vigor as 
a Brigade boxer. With a philosophy of "100% effort at 
all times," Ray found himself with both Superintendent's 
List and stars. His Nuclear Science major and his avid 
interest in submarines make him a prime candidate for 
nuclear power school. Aside from his professional in- 
terests Ray enjoys the fair sex, dancing and an occasion- 
al swim. His seriousness and personal example coupled 
with his leadership ability will provide the Navy with 
an outstanding officer. 


Lancaster, New York 

Shunning a chance to become a Cadet, Zig chose the 
Blue and Gold after graduating from Lancaster High 
School in New York. Academics have posed no problem 
for this lanky blond, except possibly those of his class- 
mates. When not out "touring" Hospital Point, Zig can 
usually be found occupying his blue trampoline. His 
major in Nuclear Science seems to point to a future in 
submarines, but he has also considered donning the 
Green. Whatever his final decision, his quiet friendli- 
ness, unperturbable nature, and outstanding abilities will 
surely mark him for success. 




- — I 


Back Row: J. M. Taylor, P. H. Belew, J. D. DuBalls, 
D. Merit, J. H. Barker. Third Row: R. B. Hall, S. A. 

Phillips, J. W. Barrett, R. J. DeAtley, D. J. Nielsen. 
Second Row: J. J. O'Hara, W. C. Braswell, K. R 

Ptack, L. S. Aunchman, D. J. Faulos, I. H. Ambrose. 
Front Row: W. G. Barker, Jr., R. S. Waters, S. D. 
Delesie, L. R. Pigeon. 


victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, 
victory however long and hard the road may 
be; for without victory there is no survival. 

winston spencer churchill 




Back Row: Karl O. Krumbholz, Stephen H. Ries, 

A. M. Carter, John C. Adamson, R. Reinheimer, J. C. 
Bergner, L. A. Kilroy. Third Row: E. E. Harry, Jr., 

B. R. Grimm, J. B. Jones, T. G. Atkins, J. C. Patton, 
W. J. O'Malley, P. R. Elliott. Second Row: J. A. 

Loutzenhiser, S. AA. Fox, D. R. Samuelson, R. A. 
Thacker, J. L. Wright, R. A. Kellett. Jr., AA. AA. Staley. 
Front Row: J. Verschueren, P. R. Dukes, R. AA. Kad- 
lick, L. C. J. Poh, Jr., J. W. Hamilton. 


Back Row: L. J. Kelleher, III, W. W. Price, III, F. M. 
Furland, L. AA. Berg, J. W. Latham, R. B. Browne, 
G. J. Franke. Third Row: AA. G. Davis, R. R. Neu- 
mann, AA. A. Unitsem, R. L. Barrow, AA. C. Morgan, 

R. Kuginskie. Second Row: T. R. Day, G. AA. 
Straughan, Jr., R. H. Kindelberger, G. S. AAclnchok, 
AA. J. Wellner, N. F. Brown. Front Row: R. C. Hinck- 
ley, L. S. Constantine, D. R. Pegg, S. W. Josephson. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Higgins 

fall set stripers 

W. C. Trafton-Co. Cdr.; J. W. Doherty-Co.' Sub. Cdr.; S. P. Clark 
-Co. C.P.O. 

T. C. Kildebeck— Cdr.; D. C. Spelbring— Sub.; M. A. Odening— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

D. C. Spelbring-Cdr.; J. F. Sigler-Sub.; L. C. Sage-C.P.O. 






Venice, Florida 

Navy life is no stranger to Dave, the son of an 
Academy graduate. After a year at Bainbridge, he sud- 
denly found himself at USNA, ready to tackle plebe 
year. His quick wit and easy laugh helped him through 
the trials of a plebe, and they continue to be chief 
among his many outstanding assets. Dave has had many 
home states, including Kentucky, Alaska, and Florida. 
This varied background has enriched his personality and 
has enabled him to bring, to the Academy a refreshing 
outlook on life. Second Class summer served to fortify 
Dave's desire to wear the wings of gold. With his de- 
termination and drive, the Navy will gain an officer 
destined for a fine career no matter which field he 


Orlando, Florida 

Gene left his native Orlando, Florida for San Diego 
and Boot Camp in 1960. From San Diego he went up 
the coast to ET School and then cross country to Sub- 
marine School. While at New London, he received or- 
ders to report to NAPS, and after a year on the Sus- 
quehanna, Gene came to the shores of the Severn. With 
the exception of a minor scrimmage with the Language 
Department plebe year and another as a second class- 
man with the Navigation Department, academics were 
no major problem for Gene. He usually found time for 
plenty of outside reading, as well as long workouts on 
his blue trampoline. Although a man of few words, when 
he spoke, especially about electronics, he was listened to. 
Throughout his four years at USNA he lent his athletic 
abilities to various intramural sports, especially Battalion 
Rugby, which he discovered youngster year. After grad- 
uation Gene plans to return to his native Florida and 
earn his "Wings of Gold." But, should his eyes fail him, 
Gene plans to join the Greyhounds of the Fleet. Either 
way the Navy will gain a fine officer. 


Steve came to the Naval Academy directly from Joplin 
Senior High School in Joplin, Missouri. He fell easily 
into the routine at the Academy, and quickly became 
one of the most well liked members of his class. Steve 
excelled in academic work, and he was on Superintend- 
ent's List through most of his four years here. Steve 
was very interested in foreign languages, and graduated 
with a major in Spanish. His extracurricular activities 
included the Spanish Club, the Foreign Relations Club, 
and an annual workout with the swimming sub squad. 
Though he wasn't an enthusiastic swimmer, Steve was 
an aggressive athlete and very active in company sports, 
participating in volleyball, football and softball. His 
friendly manner, determination, and leadership qualities 
will make Steve's future in the Navy all that he deserves. 



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"Doc" arrived at USNA via the Peddie School in his 
home state, New Jersey. 

Right from the start it seemed that everyone was 
looking for "Doc" when it came time to find out an 
answer to one of those numberless professional questions. 
His copy of Janes was widely known throughout the old 
first wing. His reputation followed him and many a 
plebe could be found looking for "Mr. Doherty" for an 

His ability was not limited, by any means, to the area 
of professional questions. Many a classmate sought help 
from "Doc" when it came time for those ever-present 
P-works in Bull, Weapons, and Navigation. A consistent 
member of the Superintendent's List and one who took 
advantage of the Overload Program to its fullest, "Doc" 
has proved beyond question his academic capability. 

Each fall and spring would find "Doc" plying the 
waters of the Chesapeake in those stout little craft, the 
YP's, as a member of the YP Squadron. His winters 
were occupied by Company cross-country and foot- 
ball coupled with an avid passion for wrestling. 

Youngster Cruise saw "Doc" with his beloved surface 
ships. But, as with many, second class summer intro- 
duced him to Naval Aviation, a subject for which he 
developed a keen interest. Either way, surface or air, 
"Doc" will make an outstanding contribution to the 


After graduating from LaSalle Institute, a military 
high school near his hometown of Watervliet, New York, 
Larry had less trouble transitioning to life at USNA than 
did most of our classmates. Being an avid member of 
the leisure class, Larry's favorite activities centered 
around wine, women, and song with frequent "time outs" 

for his beloved bed. Larry's fine and versatile athletic 
abilities proved a valuable asset to many a Company soc- 
cer and field-ball team. Despite a great interest in sports, 
Larry's favorite season of the year was always Christmas 
time, when he would return to the hills of upstate New 
York for two weeks of fun and frolic in the snow. With 
his quick wit, easy going personality, and ready smile, 
Larry will be a sure success in any field he chooses to 

JAMES FRANCIS GIBLIN Cedar Grove, New Jersey 

Arriving at the Naval Academy after a year at Notre 
Dame, Jim donned his new uniforms and immediately 
assumed command. Renowned for his lively personality 
and red hair, he strove to attain the best at the Academy 
and in doing so gained the utmost respect of his class- 
mates. After being assigned to the plebe detail, Jim quickly 
became the terror of the watch squad during the sum- 
mer. He embarked upon an Engineering major and 
attained considerable success in its pursuit. Unfortunate- 
ly, Jim's capacity for work soon became known to his 
company officer, who immediately set before him var- 
ious tasks of increasing complexity. During Second Class 
year, Jim was the wonder of the Weapons Department, 
since considerable confusion developed as to whether or 
not he had a twin brother teaching in Ward Hall. His 
"living in pain" theory was the amazement of his class- 
mates and the envy of the Executive Department. What- 
ever he may do, it is certain that he will go far, for 
his drive and vigor are second to none. 

PETER J. JANULIS West New York, New Jersey 

Pete came to the Naval Academy after spending a 
year with the Ivy Leaguers at Brown University. After 
a year on the plebe football and track teams, he de- 
cided to sacrifice sports for academics, and since then 








has regularly left for home on a Supt's List weekend. 
However, his athletic ability has not gone to waste and 
he has been a valuable member of several intramural 

Pete's sense of humor and friendliness have made him 
popular among those who know him, while his academic 
and leadership abilities have kept his class standing high. 
He is still undecided between the Navy and the Marine 
Corps, but either service can be sure of gaining a fine 

ROBERT GREY JOHNSON, JR. Denver, Colorado 

Bob had his eyes on the Naval Academy since his 
early days at Webster Groves high school in St. Louis, 
where he was graduated with honors. After studying 
pre-law at Washington University, Bob traded fraternity 
life for that of a midshipman. Academics seemed to 
come easy for Bob, and he divided much of his time 
between athletics and the functions of the Brigade Ac- 
tivities Committee and the Newman Club. In sports, he 
started in his winning ways by setting several records 
as a standout on the undefeated plebe swimming team. 
Varsity competition proved no obstacle as he excelled in 
the breaststroke and individual medley. Always having 
an interest in government, he focused his academic at- 
tention toward a major in political science. Even with 
such a busy routine, Bob never seemed to let his social 
life suffer. His maturity, devotion to the service, and 
good sense of humor insure the Navy of an outstanding 

JAMES PETER KELLY Manasquan, New Jersey 

Coming from his home in New Jersey, Jim accepted 
his commission as a midshipman in order to fulfill his 
life's ambition, to go to sea. In high school, he was active 
in all aspects of student life, lettering in soccer. Jim, 


being an easy going and friendly person, has made many 
friends at USNA. At the Academy, Jim has been an ac- 
tive member of the Scuba Club and intramural sports. 
Except for science, the academics and Jirn have had no 
real difficulties, as exhibited by the variety of overloads 
he took on the way to obtaining his Mechanical Engi- 
neering major. The Superintendent's List was always 
that one step away, even though he always did his best. 
An avid car enthusiast, he could always be counted on 
for the latest issues of almost any car magazine. After 
graduation he plans a career in the destroyer Navy. His 
enthusiasm and keen interest should give this branch of 
the Navy another top officer. 








"I can't believe you just said that, Mr. Gish.' 



The tall, handsome cowboy came to Crabtown with 
one goal — get the job done and have as much fun as 
possible. Applying the combination of brains, witty per- 
sonality, organizational ability, unbelievable good luck, 
and an uncanny ability to deceive classmates and officers, 
he has come as close as possible to beating the system. 
This to Tom was liberty and dragging. Tom has set an 
all time record in most girls dragged in four years. He 
had this down to such a fine science that he was able to 
get credit for restriction musters while escorting young 
ladies to Saturday night hops. 

Although his social life occupied most of his time, it 
can not be said that the cowboy wasn't diversified. To 
him all clubs and organizations meant good deals and 
good deals meant liberty and girls. He thus became very 
active in the French, German, and Foreign Relations 
clubs. He served on the Hop Committee and was chair- 
man of the Second Class Ring Dance Committee. Mr. 
Organization will be remembered for organizing and 
giving a very memorable Ring Dance. He played plebe 
and varsity soccer and plebe track. To keep up the ap- 
pearance he wore stars because, in his words, they im- 
pressed the girls. What's in the future for him in the 
outside world nobody knows, but if it contains a good 
deal, Tom will find it. 

ROLAND EDWARD KING, JR. Spokane, Washington 

Guy came to the Academy after graduating from Lewis 
& Clark High School in Spokane, Washington. While at 
the Academy, Guy excelled in both sports and academics. 
In spite of taking a number of elective courses and 
spending his weekends dragging, Guy maintained a high 
academic average, majoring in mathematics. His athletic 




endeavors were chiefly devoted to Battalion water polo 
and Company basketball. His plans include a career 
under the sea. Guy's well-mannered and quick-witted 
personality add up to an outstanding addition to the 
Navy's great corps of officers. 

WAYNE REED LYNN San Diego, California 

Wayne came to Navy from San Diego. He combined an 
interest in sports (he is particularly fond of surfing) 
and a Naval background (his father is a retired Com- 
mander) to bring with him a keen competitive spirit 
for Naval Academy life. Academics haven't always been 
easy for Wayne, but diligent work has brought him into 
the majors field in German. With the absence of surf- 
ing on the Academy sports agenda, he has adopted 
touch football as his favorite activity, and has used his 
high school football skills to advantage on our fields. 

As far as Wayne's career plans are concerned, Naval 
Aviation seems to have the advantage. Once he had over- 
come his reluctance to air travel during second class flight 
training, his main thoughts were in this direction. Wayne 
has the typicial Californian attitude toward girls, pre- 
ferring those of the West Coast. He should have little 
trouble finding the right one with his pleasant, friendly 
outlook on life. 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

A native of Philadelphia, where he learned the street 
version of touch football, Bill came to USNA with a 
yearning for a well-rounded education, with a special 
interest in literature. He finds his greatest happiness 
reading a deep novel or playing his beloved guitar; his 
greatest triumph in winning an argument or catching 
a touchdown pass. 

Because he believes in physical as well as mental de- 
velopment, Bill has always put out maximum effort in 
athletics, whether as an end on the Company football 
team, or as a miler for the Battalion track team. 

Though he missed the joys of Pensacola, Bill gained 
professional and personal satisfaction on the plebe detail 
during his second class summer. 

Bill's plans for the future are still a little hazy, but 
with his casual and mature ability to accept whatever 
fate befalls him, he is sure to make the most of any 
of life's situations and opportunities. 

HAROLD JEROME MYNETT Bloomingdale, New Jersey 

Bud came to the Naval Academy directly from Butler 
High School, located in a small town of northern New 

He soon adjusted to the rigors of a midshipman's life, 
and began to carry out his duties with the competent and 
unassuming manner which distinguished his four years 
at the Academy. 

Plebe year found him as the outstanding shot putter on 
the track team, but he gave up varsity athletics in order 
to carry a heavier academic load. Books were never a 
problem to Bud, with the exception of a certain engi- 
neering course second class year. By doing his usual 
good job on the basic curriculum, he was able to secure 
a major in his first love, English Literature. 

Bud spent much of his "free time" as an active mem- 
ber of the Catholic Choir, and on the staff of the 1966 
Lucky Bag. 

In his sojourn as a midshipman, Bud never lost his 
straight forward individualism nor allowed the swift 
pace of a challenging routine to alter his principles. 

Because of this and his ability to do the job, Bud will 
make a superlative officer in the Surface Navy. 










Straight from high school in Waukegan, Illinois, Lee 
put the rush on Canoe U. Always able to get the grades 
when they counted, he placed more emphasis on his 
golden soul than on spending long hours in con- 
centrated academic thought. Dividing his free time be- 
tween his two favorite hangouts, the intramural basket- 
ball court and the dance floor, Lee always kept the 
spectators staring. He is best known for his ability 
to get into and out of tough situations, while still re- 
maining in good humor. Upon graduation, Lee hopes 
to move his bed to Pensacola, where he will go all out 
for those long dreamed-about gold wings. 


Silver Spring, Maryland 

A Navy Junior and a resident of Silver Spring, Mary- 
land, Mike was well-prepared for his life at the Naval 
Academy as a midshipman. While a plebe, Mike was 
fairly adept at remaining unobtrusive except for a bath- 
robe-clad encounter with the Officer of the Watch on 
the terrace behind Smoke Hall. Trying to avoid the 
wrath of the Officers of the Watch while studying into 
the wee morning hours, Mike pulled good grades, es- 
pecially in Physics, his major. Mike's affability and 
even temper stood him in good stead throughout the on- 
slaughts of his practical- joking roommates. Judging from 
the model of the SSBN George Washington hidden be- 
hind the pipes and books on his desk, Mike was inter- 
ested in Nuclear Submarines, but, when asked, he in- 
dicated no preference either for surface or sub-surface 
ships. In either event, the Navy will gain a valuable 
career officer. 

THOMAS CECIL RUNKLE Hickory, North Carolina 

Tom, better known to everyone as Runk, came to us 
from the backwoods of the North Carolina mountains 
after a fruitful year at VMI. His many friends at the 
Academy soon realized that he had a burning desire 
to learn a reasonable facsimile of standard English, and 
that in return for any help he would gladly teach what 
he knew best, hog-calling and moonshine distillation. 

Knowing that someday he would have to return to his 
mountain feuds, Tom participated in the Brigade boxing 
program and developed a vicious right cross. Although 
never one to take the system too seriously, he courted 
a can of Ajax steadily for four years. He was the only 
midshipman in the Brigade who could come out of an 
exam thinking he had missed every question, and then 
wind up with an A. 

Tom was one to see a good deal through a brick wall, 
and he took advantage of many good deals through 
his work on the Hop Committee. 

His future certainly holds success in whatever he does 
as a Naval officer, but one cannot help feeling that 





his heart beats fastest at the sight of a wayward piglet 
in need of a hog-call. 

HARRY GRADY SHARP, III Lake Tahoe, California 

Harry, a Navy junior, came to the Academy with two 
things — a knowledge of the world and a desire to go 
to the moon. He decided to concentrate on the first and 
became a self-appointed expert on foreign affairs. This 
always smiling, seemingly unassuming, one-man United 
Nations could solve any world problem and didn't mind 
telling you about it. 

He started out his sporting interests by earning numer- 
als in plebe rifle. Then someone introduced this "I'll 
try anything once character" to the game of rugby, and 
he took to it like a duck takes to water. For two seasons 
every year, he got pounded, beaten, battered, and bruised, 
but always came smiling back for more. 

There is only one thing to say about "Mercury's" 
future — he is bound to be his country's first ambas- 
sador to the moon. 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Fulfilling a life-long desire, John, an Army brat, came 
to the Naval Academy directly from high school. Being 
from Philadelphia, he was naturally turned to for arrang- 
ing Army-Navy game parties. These parties, plus an at- 
tractive sister, helped soften the many rigors of Plebe 
year. Later on, his sports car helped soften the many rigors 
of dating. John was always friendly and easy to get 
along with except when aroused from one of the many 
hours he logged in bed. An outstanding student, he was 
on both the Superintendent's and Stars Lists. Despite 
his studies, he still managed to find time for the Lucky 
Bag, French Club, Public Relations Committee, and Ring 
Dance Committee. The Navy has in John an outstanding 


"Don't look now but we're being followed!" 



MICHAEL DANNY SMITH Alexandria, Virginia 

Mike, an Air Force junior, came to USNA after 
graduating from the Air Force Academy High School. 
He decided, after seeing the Air Force Academy, to spend 
his college years at Navy. Mike's stay in Colorado origi- 
nated the subjects of many discussions. His roommates 
were soon to hear numerous descriptions of the life and 
mountains in Colorado. While he distinguished himself 
as a swimmer at Air Force Academy High School, Mike 
chose to channel his efforts toward company and bat- 
talion sports at USNA. Never a man to spend an ex- 
cessive amount of time with his books, Mike gained a 
wide-spread reputation as a "pad hound." One of Mike's 
greatest interests is traveling, as evidenced by his sum- 
mer ventures to Hawaii and Europe. While his favorite 

love was his bed, he was always ready to drag and did 
so many weekends. Mike's ability to keep well ahead of 
the Academic Department while having other such varied 
"interests" demonstrates his potential to do well in any 
field he chooses to enter. 

DARYL CARLTON SPELBRING Sacramento, California 

Daryl was born and raised in sunny California where 
the easy life has made him mild mannered and easy to 
get along with. Affectionately called "Sterile" by his class- 
mates, he excelled at such sports as tennis, squash, swim- 
ming and cross-country. After two years at Cal Poly, 
Daryl found the academic routine at the Academy both 
stimulating and invigorating. He made the best of each 
opportunity to educate himself, thus becoming academ- 
ically and professionally proficient. Inspired by the feats 
of the immortal Wright Brothers, Daryl had accepted 
the challenge of flight and studied diligently in that 
pursuit. His motivation and drive will, without doubt, 
make him a fine Naval aviator. 


Boston, Massachusetts 

Arriving at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, 
from his native Honduras, Wil early demonstrated the 
athletic and leadership abilities which were to serve him 
so well as the Academy. After plebe summer boxing, Wil 
made his place on the undefeated plebe soccer team. 
Continuing with the varsity he made a habit of winning 
and of beating Army. He played on the first unit of 
the squads that were second in the NCAA in 1963 and 
first in 1964. The "N" Club was, of course, a big part 
of these years. 

Wil's Honduran childhood gave him a natural back- 
ground in Spanish which led to many friendships in the 
Spanish Club. In general, studies didn't offer much of 
a challenge so Wil easily found time to devote to the 
friendly pursuit of the opposite sex. 

What more can be said of a man with a sharp wit and 
a sincere friendliness ? We like him. 



Tucson, Arizona 

An Air Force junior, Nile made the transition to Navy 
life without any major problems and soon took to the 
water, putting in many hours on the Severn with the 
Navy crew. A native of Arizona, Nile speaks fluent 
Spanish, the field of his major. He was a member of 
the Spanish Club, the Naval Academy Christian Associa- 
tion, Officers' Christian Union, and the N Club during 
his stay at Navy. Except for a close call with the Depart- 
ment of English, History, and Government during 
Youngster year, Nile had little trouble with studies and 
could be found trying to figure out ways to get home 
over the infrequent leaves. The future sees a career in 
Navy Line and a fellow, who, as a midshipman, was al- 
ways even tempered and easy to get along with, as long 
as you didn't try to get along with him early in the 
morning. The Service has gained an enthusiastic officer 
in Nile. 

BRUCE LEON VALLEY Rye, New Hampshire 

Bruce, a native of Rye, New Hampshire, came to the 
Academy from Phillips Exeter Academy. He spent part 
of Plebe Summer with a broken leg from playing Plebe 
soccer, but this didn't keep him down once the academic 
year started. In the midst of plebe year, he found himself 
in almost more activities than he could handle. He did 
handle them, though, through all four years. Bruce is 
an avid musician, and there was hardly a musical group 
in the Academy in which he did not have some part. 
He was in the Catholic Choir, the Drum and Bugle 
Corps, where he was a soloist and musical arranger, the 
concert band, and the NA-10 orchestra which he led, 
beginning Second Class year. Bruce also got into the 
literary spotlight with his work on The Log. In sports, 
he was the sparkplug of his Company soccer and field- 
ball teams. Bruce was not an engineering student, as 
many of us weren't, and he spent many busy hours 
trying to make sense out of steam tables and impedance 

formulas, but if you were to ask him some question, 
however obscure, on any author or piece of literature, 
you would be surprised at his vast understanding and 
store of facts. Bruce's graduation plans call for flying; 
he is very interested in ASW work. His future should 
bring nothing but success and happiness. Bruce is a great 
friend to all and a wonderful person to know. 









Back Row: E. J. Hepp, Jr., J. W. Goldschmidt, J. C. 
Campbell, J. C. Macidull, R. C. Monson, F. H. Arm- 
strong. Third Row: M. G. Surdyk, G. J. Johnson, 
R. C. Brookes, D. P. Kefly, 'S. T. Gibbons, J. A. 

Dail, M. P. Delong. Second Row: H. W. Hickman, 
E. B. Blackwood, D. M. Crabtree, III, S. H. Fonda, 
III, J. P. Schear, D. W. Davis, III. Fronf Row: M. C. 
Meltzer, W. C. Vivian, R. S. Bagully, D. L. Baker. 



nothing great was ever achieved without 


ralph waldo emerson 




Back Row: R. M. Scharnus, D. W. Peltier, J. W. 
Fisher, J. K. Brengle, J. W. Harmon, Jr., A. J. 
Burda, III, W. H. Martin, III. Third Row: N. P. 
Vallean, E. A. Stein, D. B. Little, F. T. Warburton, 
Jr., G. K. Smith, M. D. Prince, C. D. Stehle. Second 

Row: V. P. Verhalen, Jr., T. F. Martin, J. G. McLure, 
J. H. Saxman, J. R. McGuire, Jr., W. T. Spaeth, Jr. 
Front Row: R. E. Petersen, J. M- Potter,. W. A. 
Davis, Jr., G. H. Gardner, III, R. I. Still. 


Back Row: J. A. Wellington, J. A. Davidson, C. W. 
Nation, Jr., W. L. Robinson, C. N. Holeman, R. E. 
Batdorf, F. E. Jones, G. W. Siegler. Third Row: 
J. D. Kirby, J. E. Baskerville, M. F. Donilon, A. J. 
Dionizio, D. R. McGinnis, Jr., M. A. Harbin, R. W. 
Martin, D. W. Plank. Second Row: D. A. Townsend, 

C. R. Provini, J. W. Conrad, VV. D. Berry, C. A. 
Hoffman, W. M. Weathers, Jr., R. L. Martens, D. R. 
Guilfoyle, M. A. Gauthier. Front Row.- M. D. Strong, 
B. E. Waespe, J. S. Bangert, G. W. Hein, G. A. 
Wildridge, R. M. Watkins, G. L. Gallagher. 



Cdr. AAaurer 

spring set stripers 

T. P. Oxford— Batt. Cdr.; T. R. Wolsoncroft— Batt. Sub.; R. M. Mitchell— Batt. Ops.; D. N. Grace— Batt. 
Adj.; R. W. Martin— Batt. Supply; T. J. Gingerch— Batt. C.P.O. 


fall set stripers 

R. B. Bickel— Batt. Cdr.; P. A. 
Johnson— Batt. Sub.; AA. E. Field 
—Batt. Ops.; R. T. Simmons— 
Batt. Adj.; P. J. Morrill— Batt. 
Sup.; C. R. Cramer— Batt. C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

R. B. Bickel— Batt. Cdr.; P. A. 
Johnson— Batt. Sub.; P. S. Buege 
—Batt. Ops.; D. A. Crosby— 
Batt. Adj.; T. D. Stouffer— Batt. 
Sup.; J. E. Maitland— C.P.O. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Carson 

fall set stripers 

R. E. Hitt, Jr.— Cdr.; W. B. Eisenhardt— Sub.; P. M. Petrucka— C.P.O. 

D. L. Francis-Cdr.; M. E. Field-Sub.; T. H. Giles, 111— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

D. L. Francis— Cdr.; R. F. Carlberg-Sub.; T. H. Giles— C.P.O. 





GAVIN DYKES ARNOLD Thousand Oaks, California 

Gavin Arnold came to USNA from Thousand Oaks, 
California. He showed his leadership ability at the end 
of plebe summer by leading his platoon to first place 
in the platoon competition. Lucky never had any aca- 
demic problems, so he had plenty of time to concentrate 
on either his deck of cards or his bed. He is also noted 
for his singing ability which he utilizes in the chapel 
choir. At the conclusion of classes, he is usually found 
over in Macdonough Hall working on his routine for 
the gymnastics team. After graduation, Lucky hopes to 
return to the warm, sunny climate that he loves; not 
Thousand Oaks, but Pensacola. 


Having graduated from Lane Tech High School in 
Chicago and attended three semesters at Illinois Institute 
of Technology, it was only natural that Chris decided to 
battle the Engineering Department for his major. His 
experience on the Great Lakes as a sailor also contributed 
to his Academy activities since Fall and Spring invariably 
found him braving the icy winds of the Chesapeake with 
the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron. Winter was his 
time for releasing his competitive spirit with fencing, 
rugby, or fieldball. When not sailing, scrapping, study- 
ing, or catching up on the latest Micky Spillane thriller, 
Chris could be found guarding his pillow and mattress. 
He could always be aroused, however, at the prospect 
of a good argument about drags or politics. With his tech- 
nical background and competitive spirit, barring the 
unforseen, Chris should be a very valuable asset to the 
Navy as an aviator. 


Brent, who hails from Wantagh, New York, graduated 
from Wantagh High and then attended Bullis Prep for 

a year where he gained many friends who were to hold 
him in high esteem throughout his four years at the 
Naval Academy. Brent, a high school letter winner in 
wrestling and football, fitted in well with the Academy's 
athletic program where he was a welcome addition to 
intramural basketball, volleyball, and softball, in which 
he demonstrated his ability as a team player and an 
energetic competitor. Brent's competitive spirit aided 
him in his academic pursuits where he managed to beat 
the curve with a minimum amount of endeavor. His un- 
canny ability in academics and* his keen sense of fair 
play coupled with his Navy junior background make 
Brent one to admire. As his future unfolds, Brent and 
the Navy will be mutually rewarded. 








Winston-Salem, North, Carolina 

After graduation from R. J. Reynolds High School, 
Dick left his home in North Carolina in search of new 
challenges on the banks of the Severn. His sense of humor 
and his ability to laugh at anything proved to be valuable 
assets in overcoming the trials and tribulations of plebe 
year. His athletic prowess was devoted mainly to the 
support of his company, particularly in basketball and 
volleyball. During his free time, Dick could always be 
found either in the rack or on liberty. Convinced that 
the only real Navy is in the air, he is looking forward 
to attending flight school shortly after graduation. 

His easy going manner and genuine friendliness have 
won him the respect of his classmates and friends and 
will undoubtedly continue to do so long after he has left 


Brian entered the Academy after spending two years 
at the University of Detroit. Having little trouble with 
the academics, Brian had plenty of time to devote to 
his role as an ardent supporter of the "Big Blue Team," 
attending as many away football games as the Executive 
Department would permit. When Brian wasn't in bed or 
listening to the stereo he was out on the playing field 
participating in intramural football, volleyball, softball, 
or basketball, in all of which he excelled. Always easy to 
get along with and ever-ready to help out a shipmate in 
need, Brian has gained the friendship and respect of 
all of those who have come in close contact with "him. 
Brian has his head set on Naval Aviation, and with his 
determination and strong desire not to lose he will achieve 
his goal of "Golden Wings," or whatever other field he 
strives for in the Naval Service. 

RICHARD JACKSON DENTON Knoxville, Tennessee 

Dick came to USNA from Knoxville, Tennessee, straight 
out of West High School. He soon found that salt water 
suited him fine and as a result spent most of his after- 
noons on the Chesapeake Bay as a member of the YP 
Squadron. When the Bay froze in the winters, the "Ten- 
nessee Twister" turned his talents to fieldball and be- 
came a "valuable member of his team. Although he always 
purported to only be trying for the "Gentleman's C," 
Dick never had any trouble with academics after he 
won his battle with the Foreign Language Department 
youngster year. Never a man to turn down an argument 
about anything from the Civil War to science problems, 
Dick, with his great amount of basic knowledge, was 
always an interesting man to talk to. From the beginning 
of plebe year on, Dick was noted by his classmates for his 
dedication to the Naval Service. This coupled with his 
fine competitive spirit, should make him a valuable asset 
to Navy Line. 


Lutherville, Maryland 

All who have come in contact with him will attest to 
"Ike's" abilities in life. Whether it be on the athletic 
field or in the classroom, Bill has excelled in every aspect. 
Continuing a varied sports career that began at Towson 
High School, "Ike" helped mold both the plebe and 
varsity defenses on the lacrosse field. His leadership 
potential carried over from the field and he has demon- 
strated this quality both on the Plebe detail and during 
academic year. Each academic year the classroom chal- 
lenges were quickly accepted by his scholastic ability. 
Needless to say, this merited stars for him without much 
difficulty. Ike's athletic, academic, and social attributes 
have combined to provide a personality which can best 









be described as being "unique." His sense of humor and 
easy-going manner quickly attracts people wherever he 
happens to be. No matter which he chooses, NAO or 
Navy Line, he will do well for it, as it will do well by 
having him. 


Miami, Florida 

Tom, Spider, or Spade, as you will, came to the Naval 
Academy from NAPS with a quick and easy sense of 
humor and a facility in having a good time with anyone 
at any time. A party, a bull session, or just an ordinary 
trip to town was not complete without Spider along. If 
Tom wasn't laughing it was only because he was asleep, 
an avocation he took up early and heartily in his Naval 
career. But his easy-going and happy-go-lucky nature 
never stood in the way of his natural ability to lead and 
to do the job well. Success seems to follow Spider and is 
a natural consequence of his leadership and comradeship. 
A superb athlete in high school, Tom excelled in foot- 
ball, track and boxing plebe and youngster years before 
the advantages of the less rigorous training of company 
level sports appealed to him. At home skin diving, hunt- 
ing from an airboat, playing any sport, dragging, or 
just having a good time, Tom will fit easily into any 
branch of the service he chooses. Tom will definitely 
leave a lasting impression on his fellow officers, as he 
has on his classmates and friends. Here's hoping we see 
Spider again at Pensacola. 


Paul came straight from Nativity High School in Potts- 
ville, Pennsylvania to the adventurous rigors of plebe 
year. His studies and Brigade activities can be summed 
up as having been given his maximum effort at all times. 
"P. T." has burned the midnight oil on many occasions 


to complete his assignments as he thought they should 
be done. Accordingly he retains the dubious reputation 
of being the hardest man in the Brigade to wake up in 
the morning, and many an alarm clock has met its Water- 
loo through Paul. Paul's loyalty as a friend could never 
be questioned. Always willing to help a person out in 
any way possible, a better classmate would be hard to 
find. A hopeful for Naval Aviation or Line, whichever 
branch receives him will receive an excellent officer and 
fine contribution to the service. 







Boston, Mass. 


MICHAEL EDWARD FIELD Deerfield, Illinois 

Mike, coming to the Academy from high school in 
Highland Park, Illinois, readily adjusted to his new 
routine and compiled an enviable academic record. He 
maintained a star average for the four years and earned 
a major in Aeronautical Engineering. In addition to his 
academic excellence, Mike demonstrated his athletic 
ability as an outstanding hurdler in intramural track. 

Mike's enthusiasm and drive served as an inspiration 
for his classmates who often looked to him for academic 
assistance. Mike arrived at Navy with firm intentions of 
becoming a Naval Aviator and devoted all his energies 
to achieve this desire. Coupled with his thoughtfulness 
and amiable personality, Mike's motivation and tenacity 
will assure him of success throughout his career. 

After graduation from Cathedral High School, Leo 
left his home in Boston in search of new challenges on 
the banks of the Severn. His sense of humor and his 
ability to laugh at anything proved to be valuable assets 
and made plebe year easier. His athletic prowess was 
devoted mostly to the support of his company, particular- 
ly in football and softball. 

During his free time he could always be found in his 
bed or on liberty. Convinced that the only real Navy 
is in the air, he is looking forward to flight school short- 
ly after graduation. 

His easy-going manner and genuine friendliness have 
won him the respect of his classmates and his friends 
and will undoubtedly continue to do so long after he 
has left the Naval Academy. 




Arriving from his home state of California, where he 
completed two years at Cal Poly, Tom quickly adapted to 
Academy life. Tom has often been kidded about his long 
hours of study. In spite of this he has constantly raised 
his average, always working toward his goal of two gold 
stars. While studious, Tom has the adventurous spirit 
displayed by most midshipmen. During his first two 
summers he engaged in both the airborne program, where 
he won his wings, and the survival school. As of now 
his career choice is a toss-up. However, whatever his 
chosen field, his easy-going personality and natural cu- 
riosity will be a benefit to him and the military service. 


Washington's Crossing, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 

A graduate of the Admiral Farragut Academy and a 
veteran of two years of Marine Corps service, Barney 
brought with him the experience and organizational abil- 
ities that always made company functions a success. De- 
termined not to be considered a "jarhead," he hit the 





books hard and subsequently won his stars and majors in 
three fields — History, Literature, and Social Science. In 
the afternoons, he could be found putting his fierce sense 
of competition to good use in company touch football 
and battalion water polo. In addition, he could be found 
on Wednesday afternoon making the merchants of Mary- 
land Avenue run for cover when he came soliciting ads 
as a member of the Log Advertising Staff. Barney's dy- 
namic personality and willingness to work enthusiasti- 
cally for worthwhile projects has won him many friends 
and the high esteem of his classmates. With his incli- 
nation toward hard work and dedication, Barney is guar- 
anteed success after he leaves USNA. 

ROY ELTON HITT, JR. Savannah, Georgia 

A Georgia boy from birth, Roy attended Armstrong 
College in Savannah for two years before venturing to 
the academy. At Armstrong he excelled in a liberal arts 
major, but for the Navy he switched to math. He has 
a fine academic record and can always be counted upon 
where there is a job to be done. He enjoys contact sports 
and the winters find him playing guard for the company 
heavyweight football team. Although he has chosen no 
career as yet, whichever he chooses will receive a fine 
gentleman and one of the best officers '66 has to offer. 

CHARLES EVERETT KELLEY Wilmington, Delaware 

Coming straight to USNA from P. S. DuPont High 
School in Wilmington, Delaware, Charlie brought with 
him his love for sports and a good time. While at the 
Academy, Charlie has demonstrated his excellence in 
contact sports. Thanks to his natural ability and com- 
petitive spirit, he made himself a mainstay of both his 
Battalion football and his Company fieldball teams. Not 
one to evade the books entirely, however, Charlie will 
graduate, thanks to much hard work with a major in 
Military Management. Despite all of his other achieve- 
ments, however, the ones that he will be remembered 
most for by his in-company classmates are his unique 


qualities and his great sense of humor that were best 
demonstrated at all in-company class social events. 


Being a Navy Jr., Ron can't really tell anyone where 
his home is, but he has traveled to Japan, Michigan and 
Nebraska. Ron came to the Naval Academy after at- 
tending a year at the University of Colorado. His in- 
terest there in sports carried over to the Academy and he 
could often be seen any time during the week playing 
football, basketball, or baseball. Ron is predisposed to- 
ward a Navy career, his father being a Lieutenant Com- 
mander. Academics never were Ron's strong point but 
his unyielding determination and desire always seemed 
to carry him through. His quick wit and fine personality 
will be definite assets to him in his plans for a career in 
Naval Aviation. 







Fort Ann, New York 

After one year at the University of Maine, Paul 
journeyed to USNA to pursue a Naval career. This prior 
schooling helped him validate several courses which en- 
abled him to work toward his English and Engineering 
majors. In the evening he could be found practicing 
with the "Hellcats" for their next show or working with 
the Ring and Crest Committee. In spite of these extra- 
curricular activities, Paul's name frequented both the 

Superintendent's and Dean's lists. Athletics came as easy 
as academics for him. Thus, he became one of the major 
figures on the company soccer, lightweight football and 
squash teams. Though it's still a toss up as to which 
branch of the service will receive the benefit of his 
abilities, he will go far in his chosen field. 


Painted Post, New York 

Rock came to the Naval Academy directly from Paint- 
ed Post High School, ready to meet the rigors of plebe 
year with a light heart and an unusual sense of humor. 
Along with his good humor he brought a sense of duty 
to humanity and anyone willing to ask, or stay and 
listen could have the Rock's advice and cures for almost 
anything from colds to radios. Although a few accidents 
hindered his athletic abilities, in company sports he could 
always be counted on to do a good job when needed. 
But he proved his real ability by placing high in the in- 
dividual Brigade Triathlon competition. Sports were not 
Jan's only extracurricular interests here at the Academy, 
and his interest in firearms led to participation in the 
Gun Club. Aviation Summer made such an impression 
on Jan that his future is sure to lead to some phase of 
Navy Air. But wherever his career finally leads him, 
Rock is sure to do an outstanding job and his good 
judgment and common sense will gain him many lasting 

PAUL' MARTIN PETRUCKA Mahanoy City, Penn. 

Troox, as he was known by most of his classmates, 
comes from the hardy coal regions of Pennsylvania. After 
high school he spent a year at Bullis Prep before coming 


to the Academy. He was always a man who could make 
fun of his troubles and relax even in the tense air of 
academics. His calming presence was welcomed through- 
out the company. A great believer in physical activity, 
Paul led his teammates in Company sports throughout 
his stay at the Academy. Always an adventurer, Paul 
will enjoy the spice of life, while at the same time his 
quiet maturity and determination will prove him a 
valuable asset to the service. 


Donna, Texas 

Coming directly from high school in Donna, Texas, 
Dan readily adjusted to his new academic routine at the 
Academy and broadened his curriculum to include majors 
in both Russian and Spanish. As a result of his expanded 
linguistic ability he took particular pleasure in changing 
languages in the course of conversation with a bewil- 
dered classmate. He also enjoyed the activities of the 
Russian and Spanish clubs. 

Though he spent much of his time with his books, Dan 
displayed a characteristic Spanish inclination to take an 
occasional siesta. While not thus occupied, however, he 
proved himself a fierce competitor on both the soccer 
field and the squash courts at the intramural level. 

During his Academy years Dan was revered by his 
classmates for his sincerity and good faith in all his 
associations. He greeted even the slightest acquaintance 
with a ready smile and a friendly word. 

Dan met each new day with good humor and a desire 
to succeed in all that he undertook. His drive, tenacity, 
and enthusiasm will certainly assure the best results for 
his life in the fleet. 




ACE JOHN SARICH Norfolk, Virginia 

Ace well deserves his first name. As a Navy junior, 
he had called many different places home until his fami- 
ly settled down in Norfolk, Virginia. A calm man and a 
good friend, Ace always had something funny to add to 
a conversation. Those who lived close to him were al- 
ways amazed at his sleeping capacity. It took an average 
of five minutes of hard shaking to wake him up every 

In sports he was well above average. During his plebe 
year, he placed first in the Triathalon. Later on, he ex- 
celled in cross-country, water polo, and fieldball. 

In academics he had no favorite subject but did well 
in all of them. A potential "good conduct award" win- 
ner, Ace got lost somewhere in the race. He never 
figured out just where. 

During second class summer, he enjoyed flying so, he 
is thinking about going Navy air. Otherwise, we shall 
see him as a line officer. 


Scarbs came to Canoe U. after a year of junior col- 
lege in Kansas. Although he was a member of an Army 
ROTC unit for a year, Scarbs decided that the Navy 
was for him. An all-conference track star in high school, 
he brought along a competitive spirit and fine athletic 
ability to our sports program, both on the company and 
the varsity levels. Among his many athletic abilities was 
his unique "cornfield surfing" on the barren plains of 

Besides his many cultural and athletic interests, he cul- 
tivated the finer arts of wine, women, and song. His 
sincerity and sense of humor have made him well-liked 
by his classmates as well as the femmes. 

Scarbs' aviation summer was overwhelmingly success- 


ful in helping him choose his calling. His dynamic per- 
sonality and ability to "get the job done" will be definite 
assets in whatever field he chooses. 









JORGE SWETT Vina del Mar, Chile 

A proud native of Vina del Mar. Chile. Jorge found 
himself well prepared for USNA life after his training at 
the Chilean Naval Academy. 

Neither rain nor sleet nor doom of day would keep 
Jorge away from the boat house, and many is the time 
that we've seen him breaking ice on the mighty Severn 
River. As a result of his hard work. Jorge became a 
member of the Plebe crew team which stroked its way 
to a National Championship in 1963. Following this vic- 
tory, he went on to hold a prominent position on the 

varsity team, winning his "N" during Youngster year. 

Many a study hour has been spent by Jorge in his 
never ending quest to make his pet radio perfect. One 
would often find him. screwdriver in hand, trying to 
find the cause of an inaudible hum, or how he could 
further O.D. proof his FM antenna. In between crew 
strokes and radio repairs, Jorge was able to maintain a 
star average while listening to one of his classical rec- 

Always ready with a sea story, Chilean style, Jorge 
has become a favorite among his classmates, who expect 
him to become the youngest C. 0. of the Chilean Navy. 


Alexander City, Alabama 

After graduating from Benjamin Russell High School, 
Tom attended Auburn University for a year. He then 
left the friendly climate of Alabama and ventured up to 
the Chesapeake to try a sample of life at the Naval 
Academy. An immediate success, he quickly won the ad- 
miration of both classmates and upperclassmen and went 
on to compile a fine record as a midshipman. On the 
sports field, Tom's ability and sportsmanship proved to 
be valuable assets to the Seventh Company soccer and 
football teams. Despite his busy daily routine, Tom still 
found time to devote to the Class Honor Committee. As 
a member of the Cannoneers, he was always at the top of 
the noise on every Navy touchdown. Regardless of his 
future service choice, the combination of his personality 
and determined efforts in every endeavor will mark well 
his future Naval career. 



Back Row.- J. D. Holzapfel, L. B. Embry, E. H. Verd- 
ery, P. J. DeRocher, Jr., L. E. Hester, A. C. Jones, 
R. T. Sollenberger. Third Row: J. L. Cook, T, D. 
Johnston, W. G. Applegate, S. R. Woodall, T. M. 

Hedderson, K. P. Heinemeyer. Second Row: D. W. 
Church, P. G. Staeheli, R. F. Krapohl, R. P. Isbell, 
J. C. Crowse. Front Row: H. C. Fauth, D. M. Longe- 
way, W. J. Sheahan, J. D. Fontaine. 


difficulties are things that show what men are 





Back Row: T. C. Ruland, E. B. Gaston, W. C. Dow, 
C. Petersen, P. P. Condron, J. F. Monroe, H. D. 
Tyler. Third Row: P. S. Fisher, K. U. L. MacNeill, 
W. C. Nierman, D. J. Garrity, J. C. Kiffer, AA. T. 
Sullivan, AA. D. Santoro. Second Row: T. AA. Daly, 

G. J. Brickler, Jr., J. T. Lanning, G. K. Harris, T. C. 
Houghton, G. E. Francis, V. E. Kang. Front Row: 
W. N. Scott, T. W. Hearn, I. L Williams, AA. Dillon, 
W. J. Powell, R. J. Marien. 


Back Row: W. R. James, W. J. Cummings, T. J. 
Wilkes, D. W. Glass, M. Lettieri, C. W. Elmore, 
T. E. Fahy. Third Row: T. V. Cullen, L. I. Echerman, 
AA. A. Warner, D. W. Carstens, AA. J. Cross, S. AA. 
Burkhalter, J. W. Buckingham. Second Row: J. T. 

Turner, S. R. Shinouich, Sr., P. AA. Smith, AA. E. Wulf, 
J. F. Cates, A. AA. Fortino, J. AA. Kenney. Front 
Row: R. A. Echeverria, R. J. Hoffman,. H. E. Arch- 
ambo, Jr., D. G. Deininger, A. T. Church, K. AA. 



spring set stripers 

Company, Officer 
Lt. Paterson 


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fall set stripers 

R. C. Carlson— Cdr.; T. D. Stouffer— Sub.; B. Tappan, III— C.P.O. 

R. D. Bowenkamp— Co. Cdr.; R. C. Carlson— Sub. Cdr.; B. F. Howell— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

R. D. Bowenkamp— Cdr.; D. Rowe— Sub.; D. N. Harvey— C.P.O. 






Tucson, Arizona 

Dick likes to think of himself as a desert rat, being 
from the southwestern city of Tucson, Arizona. Before 
coming to the Naval Academy, he attended the Univer- 
sity of Arizona for one year where he studied chemical 
engineering. Here at Navy, he continued in his engineer- 
ing field, but switched his major field of interest to 
aeronautics. Overloader "Badge" was a steady member 
of the Superintendent's list from his youngster year on 
and wore stars for part of that time. Quiet and easy 
going, Dick was one mid who claimed he enjoyed life 
at the Academy. As he put it while chuckling over one 
of his many subtle, weekend raids on USNA regulations, 
"With the right attitude and with a little imagination, 
it is easy to find escapes from Academy routine." After 
graduation, Dick plans on enjoying his first tour of duty 
as a carefree bachelor before making any serious deci- 
sions about his future. 


Sioux Falls, South Dakota 

Calling Sioux Falls, S. D., his home, Pete is known to 
his friends as "The Old Man." This term is easily ac- 
counted for by the fact that he spent four years in the 
Navy before coming to the Academy. But Pete's nick- 
name carries with it a very real measure of respect as 
well. Competence, dependability, and sound judgement 
are just a few of the attributes of this man which are 
implied by his nickname. 

In the realm of sports, Pete earned no little respect for 
his ability in the handball courts, and he found time to 
develop a talent for squash in addition. He extended 
himself into the field of extracurricular activities, being 
active in the Catholic Choir, musical clubs shows, Ger- 
man Club, and Neuman Club. Further, he was an im- 
portant member of the Reception Committee and the 
1966 Trident Calendar staff. 

Flying is in Pete's blood. During his prior service 
time, he was an AT serving on the Hornet. He wants to 
stay with the field in the future. But whatever his duty 

assignment, Pete will be a success, for he has the valu- 
able ability to live and work in harmony with other men. 
This facility for making friends, combined with his 
natural competence, will serve him well. 


Bob hails from Darien, Connecticut, but being of good 
midwestern stock he is forgiven this. A standout in both 
athletics and academics in high school, he has carried 
on admirably in both fields. Although his athletic en- 
deavors have been confined to company sports, he has 
literally gone to the head of his class academically. The 
only trouble Bob has with his classes is trying to fit all 
his overloads into the available elective periods. No 
problem is too rough for this human computer, no mat- 
ter what the field. Just plug him in and off he goes. He 
is a tireless worker and has a burning academic curiosity 






that will undoubtedly carry him on to several advanced 
degrees. He did take enough time off from his studies 
to become one of the finest business managers the Tri- 
dent Calendar ever had. The only field Bob has taken 
his knocks in is Female Comprehension, but who hasn't? 
Devotion to duty, limitless energy, and dependability all 
add in to make him a valuable addition to anyone's 


William Shakespeare once said, "The past is pro- 
logue to the future." If this is so, then Craig has a 
bright future ahead of him. Though he came to the 
Academy directly from high school, he has always dem- 
onstrated a maturity and sense of responsibility beyond 

his years. This reliability, combined with a warm smile, 
has made him a popular and respected member of his 

Always interested in improving his mind, Craig carried 
a large number of electives in literature and social sci- 
ence. In addition, he spent much of his time researching 
for the Debate Team, and compiled an excellent record 
of wins in intercollegiate debate, bringing many trophies 
home to the Academy. In spite of this rigorous schedule, 
he also found time for the Chapel Choir, the Reception 
Committee, German Club, and the Gun Club. Scholas- 
tically, he maintained his position in the top ten per- 
cent of his class. 

Indeed, this is a fine prologue to a bright future. The 
combination of a keen mind and a persevering will 
should guarantee the outcome. 


Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Sports and a good education can sum up Bill's main 
interests as a midshipman. Hailing from Virginia Beach, 
Virginia, where he was an honor graduate and letterman 
in three sports at Princess Anne High School, Bill did 
a commendable job while at the Academy. After partici- 
pating in cross-country, wrestling, and track his plebe 
year, Bill went back to his favorite sport, football, where 
as a tackle on the 150 pound team, he earned his "N." 
Although having to work for his grades, his academics 
were never too hard, thus always leaving him a place 
in his weekend to acquaint his favorite girl with the 
yard and Annapolis. Coming from a Navy family and 
environment, Bill has planned a Navy career for quite 
some time. Whatever his service selection, Bill will be a 
credit to the Navy and the traditions of the sea. 


Although the name seems unusual, the small Michigan 
town of Kalamazoo has made significant contributions 





to the Brigade of Midshipmen. One of these is Mike, a 
rather quiet character who prefers to do his best work 
hidden from the eyes of the public. 

His interests are varied and unusual in their extremes 
and intensities. He is an avid photographer, spending a 
lot of time on photography for the 1966 Trident Calen- 
dar; classical music is his joy, Beethoven his favorite 
composer. The Sailing Squadron offered him an outlet 
for his appreciations of nature and adventure; diving 
was his perfection, putting him on top of the varsity men 
on the swimming team. The English, History, and Gov- 
ernment Department captured his aesthetic attentions, the 
Command department his dedications to the Fleet. These 
were his maj ors. 

Mike has plans for a long career in the Navy, never 
having found dislike for any of his contacts with the 
Service. Mike thinks that the Navy can do a lot for him; 
it seems that Mike can do much for the Navy, with his 
always new ideas and progressive concepts. 

LARRY MACK COPELAND Bakersfield, California 

After a year at Bakersfield College, Larry packed his 
saddlebags and headed east. Shortly after arriving, Larry 
proved himself an athlete by lettering in plebe football. 
The following years, when swimming didn't have priori- 
ty, Rugby was his middle name. Academics did not come 
easy, nor did he try to make them easy, for he was over- 
loading nearly every semester towards his major in Aero- 
nautical Engineering in addition to other Brigade activi- 
ties. A warm, friendly personality has made Larry well 
liked throughout the Brigade and is certain to carry him 
through life, a success in any career. 

CHARLES .REBERT CRAMER San Francisco, Calif. 

Certainly one of the more gifted and energetic mem- 
bers of the class, Skip has always managed to find the 
time to make use of his artistic and literary talents. If 

he made a poster, designed a Company banner, or just 
decorated his room for Christmas, you could be sure 
that his work was well done, original, and frequently, 
humorous. Because he never had to worry about aca- 
demics, it seemed that he was always ahead — leaving him 
plenty of time to write letters, get that term paper out 
of the way, or just "catch a few winks" before lights-out. 
In addition to these talents, Skip also possessed a great 
amount of ambition; whether he was working out or 
just using up some of his vast amount of leisure time, 
it was certain that he was working to improve himself. 
With this drive, there can be no doubt that he will prove 
to be a fine officer, no matter what branch of the service 
he chooses. 

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Harleyville, South Carolina 

Ace graduated from high school in his hometown of 
Harleyville, South Carolina, and spent one year at the 
University of South Carolina as a Navy ROTC student 
before coming to the Naval Academy. A confirmed rebel, 
he defends his native southland with a slow southern 
drawl that cannot be mistaken. Although he waged a con- 
stant war with the Academic Departments, Ace always 
found time for his favorite pastime activity, sleep. 
With a little luck, he always managed to outguess the 
Engineering and Science departments at exam time. Ace 
actively participated in intramural track and football. 

His interests lay in subjects which require snap judgment 
and fast action. A friendly smile and "y'all come to see 
us" personality made Ace well known throughout the 
Brigade. Ace plans on going to Navy Line upon gradua- 
tion and hopes to see a lot of the world before settling 


Hamilton, Massachusetts 

George came to the Academy after an excellent four 
years at Saint John's Preparatory School in Danvers, 
Massachusetts. Majoring in Physics and Mathematics, 
George has been a consistent candidate for the Superin- 
tendent's List, wearing stars since plebe year. 

"Say, want to hear about Horatio Hornblower?" 




On board the Farragut for youngster cruise, George 
decided that he liked the sea; he demonstrated his en- 
thusiasm for the Brigade through his contributions to the 
Drum and Bugle Corps, for which he played soprano 

Throughout his training at the Academy, George par- 
ticipated yearly in company sports, including cross-coun- 
try, softball, and football. His fair play and good con- 
duct have brought admiration from many of his class- 
mates. Coming from Hamilton, Massachusetts, George 
carries with him the strong will, determined mind, and 
firm resolutions that characterize the people from the 
Boston area and lead them on to become the ranking 
members of their generation. 

DOUGLAS N. HARVEY Charlotte, North Carolina 

Coming fresh out of high school from the Queen 
City of the South, Doug found plebe year a new chal- 
lenge which he overcame after a little difficulty. Known 
as "Harv" to his friends, he gained several nicknames 
known to many. As an enthusiastic athlete, he played 
soccer, fieldball, softball, and ran cross-country for his 
company. Not an academic "slash," he spent his time 
studying during the week. Always ready for a Saturday 
night bridge game, he welcomed the weekends as a time 
not to study. Not one to let the system upset him, he 
could always be counted upon to lighten the situation with 
his great sense of humor. Harv is looking forward to the 
day he receives his Navy wings. 

RAYMOND KENT HILL San Francisco, California 

Ray came to the Naval Academy with a desire to do 

well, and he has done just that. He lettered in varsity 
football and varsity lacrosse, was on and off the Super- 
intendent's List, and majored in Aeronautical Engineer- 
ing. He was a member of several organizations includ- 
ing the Brigade Hop Committee, the Gun Club, the Re- 
ception Committee, and the Spanish Club. He is best 
known for his personality and his ability to get along 
with everyone except the Executive Department. His 
warm, friendly personality and the constant smile on 
his face make him an enjoyable person. How he picked 
up a southern drawl when all the time he was a Navy 
junior is unknown, but the girls just love it. He will cer- 
tainly be one of the best officers flying for the Navy. 

ROBERT SCOTT HOOD Havertown, Pennsylvania 

Fresh from . Haverford, Pennsylvania, High School, 
Scott arrived at the Academy ready for anything that the 
military life would throw his way. Probably, he was 
most famous for having spent his entire youngster cruise 
vacationing in a New Jersey summer resort town. An out- 
standing member of the varsity soccer team, he also 
lent his considerable athletic ability to the Company bas- 
ketball and football teams. His energies were also chan- 
neled into membership on many extracurricular com- 
mittees which succeeded in keeping academics in their 
"rightful place" between 9:30 and 11:00 on certain week- 
day nights. 

His quiet determination and optimism never failed him 
in his endeavors, and he is one of those men who can 
get the job done, no matter what the circumstances. He 
cannot fail to make an outstanding asset to the officer 
ranks of the U. S. Navy. 








New Hartford, New York 

From September to April, everything was swimming — 
academics were nearly forgotten. Doug had a professed 
dislike for mathematics and science courses, and general- 
ly substituted extensive extracurricular reading for these 
in order not to ignore the benefits of a liberal education. 
Fond of religious arguments, he was often called "the 
Deacon" by his friends. Doug was forever trying to help 
friends "beat the system." His favorite saying was, "You 
won't know if you can get away with it unless you 
try." Fond of girls, art, music, and all sports, Doug 
earned a varsity letter in swimming all three years and 
was a member of the All-American medley rela.y his 
youngster year. Doug is planning on entering Naval 
Aviation upon graduation. 


From the swamplands of Louisiana via Louisiana Tech 


came Fred eager to show the Navy a new way of doing 
things. Fred was constantly waging a war against the 
Executive Department, and weekends often times found 
him on the losing end — restricting. A desire for excel- 
lence typifies Fred's attitude toward everything he at- 
tempted — from books to athletics to editorship of the 
Trident calendar. In the afternoons he was found as a 
mainstay on the company sports teams or fighting that 
ever present midshipman nemesis — his bed. Academics 
came easy for Fred, and he was always an aid during 
study hour — rthat is when study hour was observed. He 
will certainly be a credit to the Navy, whether it be air, 
subs, line, or supply. A fine man. 


Washington, New Jersey 

"Mitch" set out from a rural town in New Jersey, 
Washington by name, and headed for the United States 
Naval Academy. There was no problem of adjustment 
to the big city of Annapolis; and Academy routine was, 
in turn, taken in stride. Time was always found for drag- 
ging, sufficient sleep, and the other "finer points of 
life." A three-sport man in high school, this talented 
athlete now concentrated on basketball, which soon be- 
came the center of his activity. His hustle on the court 
and obvious desire to do his best at all times is exempla- 
ry of his approach to any obstacle encountered. Whether 
it be academics or merely his personal appearance, there* 
was always sincere concern and conscientious effort for 
improvement. This quiet dedication and seriousness of 
purpose gained him respect by all. "Mitch" will be a 
credit to the Navy and his country both as an officer and 
a gentleman. 

DONALD PATRICK ROWE Scarborough, Maine 

Don came to Annapolis from Scarborough, Maine, in 
"The Land of the Lobster," directly from high school. 
He brought with him a personality that was reflected 
in his ever-present smile and his easy nature. After a 
brief skirmish with the Math Department plebe year, 
Don endeavored to study harder. He settled on a History 
major while at the Academy and hopes to continue in 





this field if the Navy allows him the time. 

In sports, Don was out for Company Gross-country 
every fall and lent his stocky build to the parades around 
the Hospital Point course. Fieldball in the winter and 
Battalion track in the spring were his other sports 
through every year. He was- always counted on to give 
his best effort to these sports each season. 

Judging from his ease of adapting to situations, his 
spirited personality, and his friendly nature, Don will 
be an asset to the Naval field he chooses upon gradua- 


Coming to USNA by way of McAllen, Texas, and 
NAPS, John was not one to let the rigors of plebe year 
bother him. Although one of the most easy going per- 
sons in our class, he was, nevertheless, respected as one 
of its finer leaders. Four years of academics left him 
standing in the top half of the class. A true believer in 
sleep teaching, he could usually be found in bed. On the 
athletic field, a desire to win coupled with a burst of 
speed made John one of the better athletes in the com- 
pany. A person with a sense of humor, he devoted a great 
deal of his time to the Reception Committee. Upon gradu- 
ation John hopes to be headed to Supply Corps school. 
In whatever career he chooses we are sure he will give 
a fine account of himself. 


forts always seem to pay great dividends in the long 
run. Since leadership is entirely a quality of example, 
Oke can be certain to expect and obtain high standards 
from those he will lead. 

JAMES OKEY SHANNON Belfry, Kentucky 

Born and raised in the beautiful mountains around 
Belfry, Kentucky, Oke made his mark in high school as 
his class vice-president. He obtained varsity letters in 
football, basketball, and track. Upon entering the Acad- 
emy, he was captured right away by Navy Crew and 
he rowed with the Plebes to the 1963 I.R.A. National 
Championships. In addition to varsity crew, Oke's sched- 
ule is double-overloaded for a major in Political Science. 
After graduation, Oke plans to get his N.A.O. wings at 
Pensacola and later to pursue a masters degree in In- 
ternational Relations at Post-Graduate School. Oke sets 
rather high goals for himself but his persistence and ef- 

ROBERT T. SIMMONS Long Beach, California 

Hailing from the sunny state of California, Bob ar- 
rived at USNA ready for the challenges of plebe year. 
Academics came easy to Bob and this helped ease the 
tensions of his first year. Continuing into his upperclass 
years, he branched off into two majors with great hopes 
for a career in the Silent Service. Four years in the 
Drum and Bugle Corps gave him further opportunities 
for his musical talents. Enjoying all sports, he was an 
active member of the Battalion and Company teams. 
Well liked by his classmates he could always be counted 
on whenever a willing hand was needed. Bob will cer- 
tainly prove to be an asset to the Navy upon graduation. 







Springfield, Virginia 

Hailing from Scranton, Pennsylvania, Stan spent much 
of his early life traveling the world over. Being from a 
Navy family, he spent two years in Spain. This may be 
one reason why he majored in Spanish while at the Acad- 
emy. Stan, who came directly from high school in Nor- 
folk, was not only noted for his political prejudices 
but also for his avid interest in classical music. Hardly 
a day went by when he was not seen conducting Brahms, 
Handel or Beethoven, or admiring his extensive tape 
collection. Having a propensity for art and drawing, 
Stan worked on the Guide-On and Trident Calendar 
staffs as well as being a "volunteer" for many Company 
and Battalion projects. During plebe year, the poster 
contest was monopolized by him and his roommates, and 
the prize money from the Army poster must have been 

wonderful. Stan was a member of the Spanish club and 
has many interesting stories about the club's trips. His 
main interest is Navy Line and then sometime in the 
future a civilian job in government. We know that with 
his vibrant personality and drive he will be a success 
in any work he tries. 

THOMAS "D" STOUFFER Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 

Tom, an assertive and well-spoken midshipman, marked 
himself as an outstanding contributor almost immediate- 
ly in his Navy career. Coming from Elizabethtown, a 
small city in central Pennsylvania, he has shown with 
his confident approach and leadership a knack for ac- 
complishing his goals. The varsity debate team, Foreign 
Relations, and German Clubs all have benefited from 
his outstanding scholastic abilities and his deftness at 
expressing himself. The rut of scholastic competence and 

"Are you trying to kid me, Sir?" 




physical ineptness is certainly not a fault of Tom. His 
gymnastic abilities speak well of his physical as well 
as mental coordination. However, his significant contri- 
butions to the Naval Academy Debate Team have hin- 
dered his interests in organized sports. Tom hopes, follow- 
ing graduation, to combine his two* goals of graduate 
study and travel abroad. 




Bellingham, Washington 

If you were to ask Jim where . he is from, he will 
probably say, "The West Coast," in the best tradition of 
the wandering Navy Junior. By coincidence, his brother 
also chose a military life by attending one of the other 
academies in Colorado Springs (parental influence, per- 
haps ? ) . 

Having a bent for the mechanical, particularly elec- 
tricity, Jim's interest turned to radio, and even now he 
sometimes signs K7QIT, his old "ham" call letters. In 
fact, electronics has had a very great effect on his life. 
He has been credited with a great mental capacitance, 
was inducted into the service, despite some resistance, 
his cries proving little impedance to the inevitable. 

Jim is one of the night people. It is seldom that one 
can see what he truly feels or thinks; he is an introvert, 
an iceberg whose greater part lies hidden. His ideas 
range over broad fields, from math to philosophy; 
weapons to psychology. 

Where will twenty years from now find Jim? Prob- 
ably still with the Fleet. Where will he be? It is uncer- 
tain; wherever, he will be high; whatever the situation, 
he will be on top of it. 

BENJAMIN TAPPAN III Gibson Island, Maryland 

Born in Niagara Falls, New York, Ben is the son of 

an old Naval Aviator and has seen many places of in- 
terest in this wide world. Ben came to the Academy 
straight from Rogers High School in Newport, Rhode 
Island, where he won letters in track and cross-country. 
Although on the National Honor Society, as well as the 
Rhode Island Honor Society, "Academics" proved to be 
Ben's big obstacle at the Academy, where he always 
seemed to be far from the top of his class and not too 
far from the bottom. Despite this one little handicap, 
however, Ben was always able to nourish his love for 
SCUBA Diving through the USNA SCUBA Club. No 
matter how cold the water, or where the dive, Ben was 
always there. We feel this is the way he'll be as a Naval 
officer ... a man with an undying devotion to the 
service both he and his father love. 


West Springfield, Massachusetts 

Bruce, who comes from West Springfield, Massachu- 
setts, had wanted to attend the Academy for some time 
before he made it, coming directly out of high school. 
Desiring to continue his long association with musical 
groups, Bruce became an active member of the Drum 
and Bugle Corps. He found that working with the D & B 
provided a needed break in the daily routine and was 
well worth the many hours spent with the Corps. Also a 
member of the German Club, he overloaded in German 
to obtain a Language maj or. 

Bruce's athletic efforts were directed mainly toward 
the Company level where he played on soccer, fieldball, 
and squash teams, leaving them only to participate in 
Battalion track during his plebe year. 

While on Youngster cruise, Bruce's interest in Navy 
line was heightened and formed the foundation for his 
desire to enter the Mine Force. Bad eyes, however, may 
force him to enter a staff corps. But no matter what his 
specialty, Bruce will be sure to succeed. 



Back Row: D. E. Faber, R. A. Pratt, R. E. Ruys, A. J. 
Beavers, J. R. Wood, Jr., D. A. Kreps, M. R. Svend- 
sen. Third Row: G. F. Dreyer, H. J. Parry, D. L. Pope, 
P. V. Watkins, E. D. Meintzer, J. I. Dumont, J. L. 
Seelinger. Second Row: W. J. Johnson, D. B. Wig- 

ington, Jr., J. L. Foresman, G. F. Brake, M. F. Shields, 
F. J. Masterson, W. L. Hall. Fronf Row: J. E. R. 
Trujillo, R. J. Holihan, Jr., W. R. Soper, F. E. Bush, 
E. A. Caldwell. 


curiosity is one of the permanent and certain 
characteristics of a vigorous mind. 

samuel Johnson 





Back Row: D. J. Rowley, H. E. Kilmartin, W. C. 
Matthews, G. D. Jensen, L. C. Orfgen, A. D. AAoore, 
P. A. Good. Third Row: P. AA. Degnan, E. J. Hintz, 
R. E. Graham, J. T. Lyons, J. H. Webb, J. T. Lan- 
ning, G. K. Harris, R. N. Hughes. Second Row: 

J. V. Conway, Jr., E. K. Cronin, III, H. G. Boggs, 
II, R. A. Crotteau, J. K. Andrews, E. R. Hollifield, 
W. W. Scherkenbach, C. W. Schantz. Front Row: 
T. N. Presclan, AA. D. Metcalf, J. L. Machniak, J. R. 
McKee, S. A. Wood, E. L. Madden. 


Back Row: D. E. Wilcox, Jr., J. L. Feeney, AA. G. 
Genrich, G. F. AAoran, J. H. Strauss, D. S. Buell, B. 
C. Davey, J. N. Eagle. Third Row: R. G. Kirkland. 
G. V. O'Donnell, J. R. Young, B. A. Smith, J. V. 
Stockdale, G. T. Doempke, T. J. Corcoran. Second 

Row: L. E. Anderson, Jr., J. W. Newton, T. J. Cav- 
anaugh, R. L. Pitman, G. AA. Gordon, R. AA. Corrigan, 
S. A. Edwards, K. S. Clancy. Front Row: J. O., Ellis, 
P. L. Alhenbach, J. E. Allen, T. S. Wanner, S. W. 
Comiskey, AA. J. Bohoskey. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Capt. Adams 

fall set stripers 

J. V. Williford— Cdr.; E. L. McMenamy, Jr.— Sub.; L. A. Gooding- 

J. V. Williford-Cdr.; L. A. Gooding-Sub.; R. J. Branco-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

M. C. Foote— Cdr.; J. L. Wiggins— Sub.; R. J. Branco-C.P.O. 






Denny left Anchorage, Alaska, to move to Las Vegas, 
Nevada, at the age of eight. In high school there, he 
played on state-champion football and baseball teams 
while participating in basketball as well. Before coming 
to the Academy, he spent a year at Nevada Southern Uni- 
versity where he set a precedent by becoming the first 
freshman to play on the varsity baseball team. 

At Navy, however, crew received his attention. Denny 
rowed with the Plebes to the 1963 I.R.A. National Cham- 
pionships. During that summer, he also volunteered for 
the Navy's Escape and Evasion School in San Diego. 

His exceptional ability in sports was complemented by 
an above-average academic record. Under the option 
program, he continued an overloaded schedule for a ma- 
jor in Aeronautical Engineering which he planned to turn 
into a master's degree at post-graduate school and a 
pair of gold wings from Pensacola. Even now he is rec- 
ognized as an authority on airplanes, Navy air, and 

All this is combined into a robust and affable per- 
sonality that continues to keep his social life demanding 
and his friendships lasting. Denny always seems to suc- 
ceed on the second time, at least; and since he has never 
been known to give up, he can look forward to a well 
earned, successful career. 

ROGER BRUCE BICKEL Fairmont, West Virginia 

Bruce was an outstanding athlete at Randolph Macon 
Military Academy and Columbian Prep, and continued 
to develop his athletic prowess and leadership capabilities 
during his four years at the Academy. His salient char- 
acteristic was his devout and dedicated attitude, both to 
himself and his friends. He was an active participant in 
the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Officer's Christian 
Union, and Naval Academy Christian Association. Bruce 
proved that high morals are a necessity of naval leader- 
ship and because of his unselfishness, conscientiousness 
and self-discipline, the Navy is insured of a fine officer. 

ROBERT JOHN BRANCO Modesto, California 

Greetings like "Surf's up," "Did the Giants win," or 
"Como vai" would always be received from this Cali- 
fornian who never ceased praising the merits of his home 
state. Sports always were a big part of Bob's life and 
whether it was behind the plate for the varsity on Law- 
rence Field in the spring or in the fall, or in the hand- 
ball court in the winter, he was always driven by a vigo- 
rous competitive spirit. 

Books never posed a serious problem to him, though 
he had to use his proficiency in the liberal arts as a 
means of gaining more study time for the engineering 
half of the curriculum. Besides sports, Bob spent four 
years in the first tenor section of the Catholic Choir. 
One would often see "Portugues" heading to the ban- 
quet rooms with bow tie and speech prepared for after 
dinner speaking in his favorite language. He is a seri- 
ous candidate for Naval Aviation after graduation, and 
his determination and desire should help him attain suc- 
cess in the future. 



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DAVID CONKLIN DENNEY Fairbury, Nebraska 

Dave came to Navy directly from Exeter Academy in 
New Hampshire and has always had many diversified in- 
terests. Often he could be found at the Academy na- 
tatorium working on dives for the varsity swimming 
team. Studies were never any problem for Dave who, 
because of his ability in Math, took a major in that 
field. Being a magician, Dave performed for many com- 
pany parties, language clubs and other groups in the 
yard. His quick wit will help him go far in his desired 
field of Naval Aviation. 


Washington, District of Columbia 

Upon graduation from St. Albans School in Washing- 
ton, D.C., "Moose" stepped from the "Long Grey Line" 
to enter USNA. Being the son and grandson of West 
Point graduates, he could not say that he did not know 
what his "college" days would be like. Nevertheless, he 
was eager to enter fully into Academy life and devoted 
much of his free time to intramural athletics. "Moose" 
was a stalwart on both Battalion and Company football 
and basketball squads as well as a valuable member of the 
1962 Brigade Championship volleyball team: 

"Moose" entered the majors program choosing French 
as his field, and while his classmates slaved away on two 
years of Thermodynamics and Electrical Engineering, he 
wrote letters to various femmes in the language of love. 
Nonetheless, "Moose" excelled in academics and was 
frequently found on the Superintendent's List. 

During Second Class summer, he surrendered a care- 
free tour at Pensacola for a hard-working eight weeks 
on the Plebe Detail, but benefitted greatly from his ex- 

perience of working with new troops. 

"Moose's" quiet determination and lofty ideals typi- 
fied his standard of performance. The service will acquire 
a 'sincere and competent officer in "Moose" Foote. 


West Milton, Ohio 

After excelling at Milton Union High School, Tom 
brought his warm and friendly personality East from 
West Milton, Ohio. Tom continued to show his fine 
athletic abilities as he excelled in plebe football and in 
all his other sports endeavours. When not found in the 
swimming pool or pursuing his other favorite pastimes, 
Tom could usually be found riding the elevator up to 
his room in the clouds, which also helped to earn him 
the reputation of a fine competitor in the executive de- 
partment. Tom didn't limit his ambitions to sports, but 
also found time to pursue a major in Aeronautical Engi- 
neering and be a Superintendent's list student except 
for conduct. Tom plans to spend his time in the Navy 
flying, and, because of his sincerity, easy going manner, 
and capabilities, his future will surely be rewarding. 


Born and reared in Trinidad, West Indies, Lee ac- 
quired a taste for salty seas and blue skies. Perhaps this 
taste prompted his entering the Naval Academy where 
he majored in French and participated in boxing. Al- 
ways ready to "parlez un peu" or go a few rounds, 
Lee's only nemesis appeared to be the Nicoles and 
Bridgettes or a double right hook. Loved by the good, 
feared by the bad, the "Reverend Mr. Wood" intends to 
finally win his "N" in the Brigades and enter into avia- 
tion upon graduation. 







DONALD NELSON GRACE Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 

Coming from Bethel Park High School near Pitts- 
burgh, Pennsylvania, Don was well qualified, both aca- 
demically and physically. He was on the plebe swim- 
ming team and proved himself a worthy opponent on the 
company light weight football and softball teams. Among 
his other endeavors, Don worked as a sports writer on 
the Splinter Staff, and was a member of the NA-10. 
Also doing well in academics, Don made the Superin- 
tendent's List and wore stars with quiet regularity. In- 
terested in Nuclear Science, Don has acquired Math and 
Nuclear Science majors and plans to go to Nuclear Pow- 
er School after graduation. 

JAMES WALTER GROULX San Diego, California 

The "Gru" came to USNA from the sun and surf of 
sunny California. After a big party year at the Uni- 
versity of California at Berkeley and Alpha Tau Omega 
Fraternity he decided to try Navy. He soon became one 
of the better liked midshipmen due to his good sense 
of humor. When not plotting a practical joke "the Gru" 
could usually be seen on the 150 lb. football practice 
field. Grades, however, were the most important part of 
his academy life and he was always relieved when the 
much coveted 2.00 was achieved. 

He could always be recognized by his big smile and 
slow walk. The Gru currently holds the USNA record 
for the longest time on the Melville Mile. Jim plans a 
career in the Corps and it is certain that, with his hard 
nosed determination to excel, he can only be a credit to 
his chosen service. 

MYRON HURA Irvington, New Jersey 

Myron Hura came to the Academy from Irvington 


High School, New Jersey where he excelled in academics 
and athletics. Throughout his four years his main academic 
interests at the Academy Avere in the humanities. Athletics 
also played a major part in his life at the Academy as 
evidenced by his election to the All American soccer 
team. His professional interests lie in surface line. His 
achievements at the Academy both in academics and in 
athletics seem to indicate that he will have both a reward- 
ing and successful career in life. 











DAVID WAYNE JOSEPHSON Long Beach, Washington 

After 18 years in an Army family, Dave saw the light 
in high school and departed for USNA to see how the 
other half lived. He soon found out that he had made 
the right choice, and he entered plebe year with a cheer- 
fulness and sense of humor that was not to be dampened 
by any of the consequences of his fourth class status. 
Although academics sometimes proved to be a menace, 
his determination kept him out of any serious danger, 
and he found time to participate actively in Company 
sports and various extracurricular activities. Throughout 
his midshipman days, Dave found it easy to make friends 
and due to his friendly smile and wit, many of these 
turned out to be of the feminine variety. A real lover 
of music, he could usually be found listening to some 
new record if not studying or in bed. His avid interest 

in languages and foreign cultures will prove valuable 
to him in future travels. Dave is a hard-working and 
dedicated fellow, and he can be counted upon to do a 
fine job in the Fleet. 


The "Loch" came to the Academy from Catholic Cen- 
tral High School in Detroit, Michigan. Plebe year proved 
to be quite an experience for him. It took quite a while 
to get used to studying on Friday nights and being with- 
out a car. He was a member of the plebe 150 crew team 
and participated in Company fieldball and squash. From 
youngster year on; he concentrated on his studies, en- 
rolling in elective courses, and making the Superintend- 
ent's List. His future plans include Naval Aviation and 
graduate work in engineering. 


After climaxing a brilliant career in High School 
and at Columbian Prep, Jim came to Navy with the deter- 
mination to pick up where he had left off. Injuries early 
in his plebe year ended his varsity career, but not his 
desire. He soon became the stalwart in many Company 

Always in good humor, The Lope's beaming wit often 
cheered many a depressed classmate or friend. Basically 
a person who did not want to be repaid for his kind- 
nesses, Jim soon became a well-respected and likeable 
friend because of his innate qualities. His consideration 
for others often led to added burdens upon himself, but 
Jim's perseverance overcame any discouraging obstacles. 
This latter trait, along with his desire to make the best 
of himself, will definitely contribute to his success in the 
service of his choice. 


After leaving his home on the farm in Oregon, Wis- 
consin, Chuck soon adapted to life at the Naval Academy. 
Since his entrance to the Academy, Chuck was a credit 




to the Brigade, both academically and athletically. He 
was always in the top 5 percent of his class and lettered 
in varsity 150 pounds football in addition to participating 
vigorously in intramural sports. He attained a major in 
Mathematics and was often called upon for help due 
to his excellence in this field. He was known widely 
for his friendly personality and willingness to aid. others. 
Chuck met his biggest challenge in the swimming pool. 
He was a standout at underwater swimming but staying 
on the surface presented problems. Chuck is undecided as 
to what branch of the Navy he will enter, but whatever 
he chooses, he will undoubtedly excel at it. 


Summit, New Jersey 

Ed came to the Academy from Summit, New Jersey 
with a competitive drive that was to later manifest itself 
in an outstanding academic record. 

His plebe year determination, which gained him a slot 
on the plebe soccer team, carried over into upperclass 
years where he channelled his energy into a rigid study 
program. As a result, Mac was a regular on the Superin- 
tendent's List. 

After a youngster year of p-works, and overloads, Ed 
let his hair down only to have it shaved off at Fort 
Benning where he earned his Airborne wings. 

Second class year found him in the alternate program 
with a tough decision to make between a math or history 
major. Throughout his four years, Mac was a fierce com- 
petitor on the athletic field, participating in Company 
soccer, softball and lightweight football. 

For relaxation he enjoyed the Italian Club events, 
though he had had some blank moments on Plebe Lan- 
guage Finals. 

Always tops in aptitude, Ed will surely prove to be 
a diligent and respected officer. 


Saratoga Springs, New York 


Nick came to the Naval Academy from Saratoga 
Springs, New York where he was on his high school foot- 
ball, wrestling and track teams. Here at academy he 
settled down to wrestling and his performance on the 
mats won John his "N" and gave him a chance to com- 
pete in the Easterns. When not wrestling John is usually 
found with his books. Although never number one in his 
class, he always managed to keep a good academic average. 
John's initiative doesn't end at the Academy. During his 
summer leave he helped prepared for his future by work- 
ing on different construction jobs. John is well known 
for his persistent attitude and after graduation John's 
love of action will probably lead him to Pensacola to earn 
his "wings of gold." He undoubtedly will do a fine job 
at whatever he tries and will be a valuable asset to the 




Upon graduating from La Salle Military Institute in 
his home town of Troy, New York, Joe spent a studious 
year at Manhattan College, where he majored in science. 
The "Whale", as he was affectionately known because 
of his large stature and love of the sea, was well pre- 
pared for plebe year at the Academy, and always man- 
aged to keep a step ahead of the upperclass. Throughout 
his four years, he was consistent in beating the academics, 
and was a recognized leader in the class and on the 
athletic field. He was an invaluable asset on Brigade 
championship basketball and volleyball teams, as well as 
a tough contender on Battalion football and handball 
teams. His wry sense of humor and rugged good looks 
provided him with many interesting encounters with the 
weaker sex, while his casual but confident manner earned 
him the respect of his fellow classmates. Behind Joe's 
blond hair and fair complexion lies a sense of values that 
is sure to make him a capable and productive officer. 

Sometimes it 

seemed that way. 






Warren, Michigan 

John, who hails from Warren, Michigan, journeyed 
to the Severn Shores after spending a year at Assumption 
University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. With a great 
admiration for "the tradition of the sea," John Mark 
was able to adapt and to function well in this new en- 
vironment. With his great sense of humor and ability to 
get along with people, John never had any trouble find- 
ing good times or good friends. Finding good academics 
fairly easy to maintain, he also managed to compete ac- 
tively and skillfully in Company sports — being best known 
for his adeptness on the 150 football field. Besides these 
skills, John has displayed considerable interest and ability 
in the field of literature and music and has enriched his 
academic load with several elective courses. With these 
interests and accomplishments, plus his constant striving 
to do well in all he undertakes, there can be no doubt 
that he will be a credit to any ship's wardroom. 


Hightstown, New Jersey 

Coming to the Academy after seven years at the Peddie 
Prep School in his hometown of Hightstown, New Jersey 
and a year in the Naval Reserves, Buck was more ac- 
customed to the regulations which ruled us all, and 
naturally, for successful at breaking them. He spent most 
of his time away from the Academy at his summer home 
in Vermont where he was able to pursue the two things 
he loved most, skiing and hockey. While at the Academy 
he could be found either on the soccer field where he 
earned the prized "N" three times in helping to make 
Navy one of the top teams in the nation or on the front 
line of his Company lightweight football team. Buck 
combined the ability of a fine athlete with a strong per- 
sonality to become a true friend to us all. He said what 
he wanted to say and did what he wanted to do. His ma- 
turity and quiet determination will make a successful ca- 
reer wherever he travels. 

WILLIAM HALL WENDEL, JR. Lewiston, New York 

Following in the footsteps of his father, Hall entered 
the Naval Academy after attending high school in Lewis- 
ton, New York, and spending a year at Bullis Prep School. 
Hall found many interests in intramural sports, concentrat- 
ing in football, basketball, and baseball. He was also 
a member of the Naval Academy Choir for four years. 
Hall's desire, ambition, and determination made him 
an avid competitor on the athletic field as well as in the 
classroom. Hall, who always found academics a challenge, 
through determination and hard work achieved a major 
in Social Science. His hearty laugh and effervescent per- 
sonality earned him many good friends and greatly con- 
tributed to the spirit of the company and the Brigade. 
His resolution and easy going spirit coupled with strong 
determination and a healthy outlook on life will insure 
his success in whatever he pursues. 



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Phoenix, Arizona 

Phoenix, Arizona will always regret the loss of Joe 
Wiggins. Before leaving the sun, social life and his track 
medals behind, Joe left his mark as president of the Key 
Club and as a standout on his school's cross country and 
track teams. After a brief encounter with crew he turned 
out for track and established his reputation by promptly 
breaking the plebe record in the low hurdles. The Varsity 
track team has been grateful for his efforts for three 

As an individual Joe's reputation is equally outstand-. 
ing. He plays the guitar and his melodic voice has thrilled 

our souls to the depths as it rang through the halls of 
Mother Bancroft, or wherever people gathered. As a 
member of St. Paul's choir Joe used his talent on a little 
quieter scale. His interest in all things musical is evidenced 
by his 2 years as a member of the Popular Music Com- 

Joe's interests particularly suit him to the type of career 
he seeks. Being an Air Force junior, living in the Philip- 
pines, spending his leaves in Europe and studying French, 
all combine with his fine personality, social poise and 
ability to influence enemies, to make him a natural for 
diplomatic duties. 

After studying under the option program and taking 
double overloads towards a major in Political Science, Joe 
hopes for foreign duty with a Fleet staff, and the oppor- 
tunity to deal with other people. 

GREGORY BRUCE WILLIAMS Collins, Mississippi 

At the end of his first year of college, Greg decided 
to trade the Blue and Gold of Notre Dame for the Blue 
and Gold of Navy. His decision proved to be sound, for 
his record at the Academy has been outstanding in all 
aspects. By the end of youngster year, his name was 
familiar not only to classmates, but to the entire Brigade, 
for he became the first man in our class to win the 
coveted "N Blanket" for lettering in three varsity sports. 
Truly one of Navy's greatest distance runners, Greg con- 
tributed heavily to the success of our cross country 
and track teams. Because of his preoccupation with run- 
ning he found it necessary to make maximum use of study 
time, and as a result his name frequently appeared on the 
Superintendent's List. With his quiet manner and friendly 
grin, Greg managed to win a few feminine hearts, but 
the fair sex always played second to academics and ath- 
letics. His eagerness and perseverance for any task assure 
the Navy of receiving a fine officer. 


JAMES VANCE WILLIFORD Montgomery, Alabama 

Willie made the journey from Naples to Annapolis 
after spending the first 18 years of his life as an Air 
Force junior. He soon became accustomed to Navy life, 
however, and, his record both in athletics and academics 
illustrated just how well he made this adjustment. 

Never letting the Academic Department get ahead of 
him, Willie reached his academic peak on the night be- 
fore a P-Work. He always managed to come out on 
top when grades were posted. 

Willie was a standout in P.T., leading his class during 
his four years at USNA. He took refuge from academics 
in the lower ring of MacDonough Hall, where he made 
his size work for him in both the Battalion and the 
Brigade Boxing programs. 

Airborne training at Fort Benning and Survival school 
in Maine occupied two summers of this active midship- 
man's leave. Such enthusiasm is an example of the at- 
titude displayed by Willie toward his responsibilities at 
the Academy. This same enthusiasm will undoubtedly 
carry over to Willie's officer career, where he will be 
an asset to the class and the service. 


Jacksonville, Florida 

Paul came to the Academy from Bishop Kenny High 
School in Jacksonville, Florida, bringing along his friendly 
personality and a strong drive to accomplish his ambitions. 
Although he chose Canoe U. over Notre Dame, football 
season found him with two favorite teams, and he was 
often initiating a cheer for old Notre Dame. During his 
four years here, he has been an active participant in 
company sports, playing soccer, football, and softball. He 
has taken full advantage of our electives program, with 
his major interests in politics and foreign affairs. Though 
his dream is to be someday stationed in Italy, he enjoys 
traveling and hopes to "see the world" during his Naval 





Back Row: A. L. McGlothlin, W. R. Burns, W. J. 
Clevenger, W. G. Overton, J. A. Kutsko, P. R. Mc- 
Connell, G. H. Dash, L. A. Farr. Third Row: D. M. 
Murrell, W. L. Wilkening, G. W. Garrett, C. C. Bream, 
J. L. Smith, R. P. Barkhurst, D. R. Marzena. Second 

Row: J. B. Heaton, K. D. Norton, N. F. Hapke, Jr., 
C. V. Mcintosh, T. J. Hoffmann, P. E. AAisiaszen. 
Front Row: S. K. Long, W. H. Sorensen, P. A. Young, 
R. B. Pothier, J. P. Richman. 


whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with 

thy might. 

ecclesiastes, ix, lO 





Back Row: J. L. Santee, AA. G. Longardt, S. G. 
Perine, D. E. Swanson, R. L. Poskitt, R. D. Evert, G. 
W. Downing, W. AA. AAartin. Third Row: G. AA. 
Grant, J. D. Deimler, G. H. Huban, Jr., G. R. Bieger, 
J. F. Kent, R. B. Danbero. S. C. Swain. F. R. Sautter. 

T. N. Inglis. Second Row: W. C. Gregson, N. A. 
AAetrokotsas, B. A. Ruhe, F. X. Poole, H. J. AAc- 
Greevex, R. W. Bennett, P. F. AAcKee. Front Row: 
R. S. Donahue, G. C. Smith, II, E. R. Valdez, L. J. 
Hart, G. R. Bishop, J. C. Catania, W. E. Stevens. 


Back Row: J. AA. Kimmel, R. T. Colton, D. S. Juarin, 
H. P. Gorman, G. G. Gullickson, D. F. Pursel, J. H. 
Maxwell, V. E. Binion, G. A. AAotta, R. G. Fender. 
Third Row. E. S. Kendig, K. E. Lange, L. G. Giann'otti, 
F. R. Kockler, E. V. AAikesell, T. F. House, Jr., G. AA. 

AAoore. Second Row: W. E. Coleman, T. J. Burdick, 
E. G. Schwier, R. L. AAoeller, G. R. Overbeck, J. L. 
Cooley, G. R. Whaley, J. W. Blaue. Front Row: J. H. 
Gray, L. J. Faneuf, L. B. Parker, W. J. Wallace, AA. L. 
Honey, W. A. Doig, T. W. Mitchell, Jr., D. M. Scott. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Sheilds 

fall set stripers 

D. E. McKie-Cdr.; R. E. Planitzer-Sub.; G. H. Beeby-C.P.O. 

D: E. McKie— Cdr.; J. S. Beachy-Sub.; J. S. Hyde-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

J. S. Beachy— Cdr.; S. T. Nicholson— Sub.; J. D. Jewell-C.P.O. 






Abilene, Texas 

Beach has more energy per cubic inch than anyone 
else this side of the Rio Grande. He is constantly en- 
gaging in escapades which would send chills down the 
spine of bigger men. Sailing Squadron members know 
him because of his trip to the top of Royono's mast 
during a squall on the way to Bermuda in 1964. Others 
know him for his ride up Vigilant's mast on the end of 
a spinnaker halyard. But not to be tied down to only 
one form of adventure, Beach puts all of his 110 pounds 
on the fieldball field during the winter season. Although 
he doesn't scare the other team away, he scares his own 
team by usually ending up on the bottom of every pile 

Besides being a man of action, he's a man of world 
affairs. International Relations has been his most in- 
teresting course. To further this interest, he has been 
active in the Foreign Relations Club. Who knows, maybe 
he'll be the American answer to James Bond. But one 
thing is certain, there's no sense in predicting this char- 
acter's future, for he'll make his own. 

DAVID WILLIAM BOYLE Canandaigim, New York 

A native of Canandaigua, New York, Dave received 
a four-year college scholarship, but elected instead to 
join the Naval Reserve in hopes of entering the Acade- 
my. After a year of service he achieved his goal and 
began the first of four very active years here. Dave 
played the tenor drum in the Drum and Bugle Corps 
and was of particular assistance in the preparation and 
execution of many football half-time shows. He rounds 
out his musical interest by also playing the guitar and 
banjo in his spare time. Another favorite pastime for 
Dave is sports cars. Spanish Club, Scuba Club, and coin 
collecting round out his many hobbies. 

An avid participant in many sports at the Academy, 
Dave spent his spring and fall seasons on the Varsity 
Sailing Team and enjoys running cross-country. Leisure 
time sports range from squash and fishing, to skiing and 
archery hunting with his father. Second class summer 
was a high spot in Dave's four years here, when he was 
able to augment his considerable interest in Naval Avia- 


After graduating first in his high school class of over 
four hundred, Jerry, a Navy junior, decided that USNA 
would be his home for the next four years. During the 
first year, he lent his talents to the plebe gym team, and 
as an upperclassman he proved to be a valuable asset to 
the company football and battalion gym teams. His knack 
with academics of a scientific nature made him a fre- 
quent member of the Superintendent's List and one who 
could always be counted on for the clue to solving that 
tough problem on the homework. When away from 
Academy life, Jerry's first interests are hunting and 
fishing in the great outdoors. For this reason, the several 
years he spent in both Hawaii and Alaska were particu- 
larly enjoyable. Jerry's quiet manner and sincere, forth- 
right personality have earned him many friends during 
his four years at the Naval Academy. His perseverance 
and determination will assure him of every success in 
the future. 





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PAUL STEPHEN BUEGE Manitowoc, Wisconsin 

Paul left Wisconsin and the Green Bay Packers behind 
to come to the shores of the Severn and study at USNA. 
However, he still remained very loyal to his state and 
the "Packers". With one year of college previous to 
entering the Academy, Paul began his academics in the 
top of his class and remained there through the years. 
Paul's time was about evenly divided between student 
and tutor. He never encountered academic difficulty 
and had time to help those who found some trouble in 
the courses. Paul's friendly attitude won him many friends 
and his trademark was a smile. He played on more than 
one Brigade championship team and was very active in 
sports. Paul's knowledge of current events was far 
above that of the average individual, and his knowledge 
of sports was in the range of that of the experts. His 
fine personality, ability and drive are only surpassed by 
his loyalty as a friend, and these assets will make Paul 
a success in the future. 


A lifetime resident of Kansas City, Kansas, Arn began 
his education at the University of Kansas, armed with a 
National Merit Scholarship and plans for going into 
industrial mathematics. After two successful years at the 
University, he enlisted and began the first leg of a re- 
warding Naval career. After boot camp, he was about to 
enter the nuclear sub program when he received notice 
of his acceptance at NAPS. He subsequently received the 
number one appointment from prep school and arrived 
here as one of the oldest members in the new class of 

Since that first year Arn has been taking an increas- 
ingly large number of optional courses, leading to ma- 

jors in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Science and 
Engineering Science. 

Early plebe year Arn began the first of many worth- 
while seasons at his "professional sport", the YP Squad- 
ron. He has served on the Lucky Bag staff and spent 
several chilly winter afternoons brushing up on his 

A hard worker Arn has always been willing to shoulder 
more than his share of the load and is never too busy 
to help a classmate. While Arn could certainly plan on 
a successful career in any branch of the Navy, he favors 
the nuclear submarine program. 


Easton, Conn. 

Mike came to the Academy as a Connecticut Yankee 
directly out of high school. Although he is noted for 
his quietness and shy outward appearance, Mike, on 
closer inspection is friendly and always willing to help 
others. His main sports interests are in swimming and 
pistol although he seems more interested in drowning 
his opponents than scoring in water polo. Academically 
Mike has found the secret to good grades, lots of study 
both on week days and weekends. His main interests 
outside of the Academy include hiking — he did his fifty 
mile hike in thirteen hours — and classical music. 

THOMAS ALLEN COONEY Lumberton, New Jersey 

Tom, or "Coons" as he was generally known, came 
to Navy U. from Lumberton, New Jersey. Having been 
a wrestler for four years in high school, he was a mem- 
ber of both the plebe and Varsity squads despite his 
frequent clashes with the scales. Plebe year kept him 
out of his bed, but he made up for lost time as an upper- 
classman, while pursuing a Nuclear Science major and 








maintaining a "stars" average. Aside from his bed, 
politics, girls, and XK-E Jaguars were his main interests. 
Know as a perennial "Liberty Hound", weekends would 
find Tom dating in Annapolis or taking a weekend at 
home with a carload of his classmates. One of the most 
well liked members of his class, Tom will have no 
trouble getting along as a Naval officer. With his intel- 
ligence and grades, Tom seems to be a likely candidate 
for Nuclear Power School, but whatever he tries, he 
will undoubtedly excel. 


Mike came to the Academy out of the wilds of Colora- 
do. Since his father was in the Army, he spent his earlier 
years in such exotic places as London, Tokyo and Texas. 
In his high school days he began to realize success with 
his first love — baseball. He was able to continue with it 
at Navy, and with Mike on the mound most of the base 
running was left to Navy players. In the Chapel Choir, 
Mike found another outlet that did a great deal toward 
making his stay at the Academy more pleasant. He was 
a great one to philosophize about his various opinions 
on life and most of them made good sense. Mike worked 
hard on his academics and did fairly well, although he 
still reserved most of his energies for baseball, and, 
perhaps at times, girls. Overall, Mike's record at USNA 
was outstanding and should make him successful in the 
Navy, no matter what branch he chooses. 


San Antonio, Texas 

Jim came to Navy as one of the more experienced 
among his classmates, as he was just leaving three years 
of school at San Antonio College and the University of 
Texas. He fit right in to the military atmosphere of plebe 


year since he had attended Texas Military Institute and 
was in the NROTC in college. Although not a star man 
in academics, Jim's studies never really gave him any 
trouble. Rather, especially after plebe year, he would 
spend a good part of every study hour pursuing his favor- 
ite hobby — photography. This, coupled with such ac- 
tivities as sailing, Spanish Club, Y.P.'s, BAC and girls, 
managed to keep him busy all of the time. With his 
experience and ability to handle nearly every situation 
that might arise, Jim should certainly pursue a successful 
career in Navy line. 









Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Steve, after a very successful high school career and 
being a top notch debater and speaker, came to USNA 
from upstate Louisiana. Even though he was a choir 
member and liked to play his guitar, he was still an 
ardent supporter of some of the better things. Fast cars 
and good times were his biggest loves, even though he 
did spend a summer's have at Jump School. Steve was 
usually brought around in the morning by the sound 
of panting which was originated by a chorus of members 
of the freshman class. The day was spent planning for 
the next weekend with frequent time outs for tests. Then 
he passed- his afternoon boxing, dinghy sailing or getting 
in a few games of squash. Steve's presence will be a 
contribution to any area of the Navy he enters. His out- 
standing character and personality should produce a 
fine officer and possibly even a gentleman. 



St. Albans, Vermont 

While at high school in his home state of Vermont, 
Rick served as his class Treasurer; a likely job for a 
future math major. Throughout his Academy career 
Rick had the reputation of being the man to see con- 
cerning academics. Standing in the top of the class, he 
will be a success in whatever branch of the Service he 
may pick. Despite his outstanding record Rick was not 
one to let academics occupy all of his time; he was active 
in the Newman Club and the Catholic Choir as well as 
being on several championship teams in volleyball and 
cross-country. "He appears well in any company," as 
in the "True Gentleman," applies to Rick. No one was 
better liked or respected and no one will be better fitted 
to serve his country or the Navy. 

JACK DAVID JEWELL Sulphur, Oklahoma 

All of us who know Jack are grateful for the oppor- 
tunity. His quick smile and uncanny sense of humor did 
so much to relieve the little frustrations and trying 
moments of many a day. The "man who made Sulphur, 
Oklahoma famous" was always anxious to make life a 
little easier for his fellow midshipmen and was ready 
with a helping hand for anyone. With his warm sincerity 
he made new friends easily, and with his special brand 
of personal interest and loyalty he made these bonds of 
friendship stronger. His talents were a welcome addition 
to any team, club, or committee because Jack would 
always get the job done. We'll all miss his smile and 
his cheery disposition, but are well assured that with his 
desire to do well coupled with his natural ability to get 
along with others will take him far the rest of the way. 





North Kingstown, Rhode Island 

Denny came to us from Rhode Island. A Navy Junior, 
he moved around most of his life and the Naval Acade- 
my was just one of his stops. A sense of humor is one 
of his greatest assets. Seldom do you find him when he 
doesn't have a joke or a few words of wisdom. Denny 
spent most of his time trying to keep ahead of the Aca- 
demic Departments which kept him very busy; however 
he managed to work in the Class Ring and Crest Com- 
mittee and the French Club. When graduation comes he 
will still be working, and it is certain that he will be a 
credit to whichever branch of service he chooses to 

JOSEPH MANDICH Aberdeen, Washington 

Coming to us straight from the sea and having a few 
more years than most of his classmates, Joe was anxious 
to begin his work in academics at USNA. He was born 
in Yugoslavia and at the age of fourteen, Joe found a 
second home in the United States and in particular the 
state of Washington. After high school Joe enlisted in 
the Navy and to many was known as the best "snipe" 
in the Seventh Fleet. Those that are acquainted with 
him appreciate the "happy-go-lucky" attitude which he 
possesses. Joe's interests at USNA included participation 
in both the Russian and Foreign Affairs Clubs. He was 
always ready to jump into an academic discussion and 
could usually stand up to any person on any subject. 
Joe's ability to get along with everyone and his mature 
outlook on life are two virtues that will carry him far. 
The Navy will profit from having Joe as one of its 


Rick hails from La Grande, Oregon, and came to 


Canoe U. straight from high school. He found that Crab- 
town was very different from the mountains of his home 
state and he often reminisces about the good times he 
spent camping in them. 

He loves all sports and he is a standout on his Com- 
pany soccer and lightweight football teams. His favorite 
sport is squash and regardless of the season he is always 
ready for a fast game. 

Although Rick doesn't wear stars, he is star man of 
his room and is always willing and able to help his class- 
mates out of an academic j am. 

Rick's one failing is his inability to navigate the width 
of the natatorium. Due to hard work and diligence he 
has successfully beat swimming. These same two traits, 
which typify Rick, will pave the way for a long and 
fruitful career in the Navy. 





Acton, Massachusetts 

"Where's Cart-wright!" 

After a very successful year at Admiral Farragut 
Academy, Dave entered the Naval Academy with a Navy 
orientated background, having served with a helicopter 
squadron. He has enthusiastically entered into many 
facets of Academy life. Dave was often sought for help 
by his classmates, for he was never too busy to give 
eager assistance. On the sports field he found a love for 
rugby and also helped on the Company soccer team. 
Whether he follows after his father in Naval Aviation or 
chooses another branch, Dave's eagerness to meet a 
challenge will make him a fine officer. 

DAVID EARL McKIE La Mesa, California 

Coming straight from sunny southern California, Dave 
was continually at odds with the Maryland weather. 
However, he finally reconciled himself to it and found 
peace in his bed. After playing tennis throughout high 
school, Dave continued as a member of the plebe team 
and then branched off into the Battalion and Company 
sports of soccer, cross-country, and squash. Although he 
didn't achieve stars until second class year, his academic 
record was generally of fine caliber, with electives in 
German and Math claiming his major interest. An easy- 
going, quiet sort of person, Dave won many friends with 
a quick smile and a slow temper. If he attends Nuclear 
Power School, as hoped for, Dave should have a success- 
ful career ahead in the sub-surface fleet. 





Upon coming to the Naval Academy, Keith gave up his 
sports car for a pair of drill shoes, but the transition 
proved successful both for the Academy and Keith, who 
made life at the Academy as profitable as possible. It 
seemed impossible that Keith could maintain his above 
average grades with his extracurricular activities of swim- 
ming and pleasing the fairer sex. During plebe year Keith 
set a number of swimming records and, consequently, his 
bathrobe is unmistakable from the back. In regard to the 
opposite sex, perhaps no one dragged more than Keith 
during plebe year, a policy which he religiously main- 
tained throughout his upper-class years. Success in the 
future will certainly wink at this gentleman-scholar. 


Coming to us from Algona, Iowa, by way of the Mil- 
lard School, Bob has been a welcome member of the 
Brigade. Still a Midwesterner at heart, he has made his 
mark in the East and for the Blue and Gold by his efforts 
as a Navy oarsman. The qualities of outstanding devo- 
tion, and getting the job done right that he developed 
from rowing will be sure to stay with him wherever he 

His quietness does not detract from the firmness and 
perseverance he has shown in his studies or his life in 
Bancroft Hall. As a fine worker and a qualified leader, Bob 
will be sure to be a success in whatever he undertakes in 
the Navy. 


Durham, North Carolina 

Sam is from the college town of Durham, North Caro- 
lina, but he decided that the Navy was the life for him 
and so he entered USNA. He came here with a sense of 
dedication and desire and was able to maintain this spirit 
throughout his four years of study. His summers were 
spent working and learning on cruise and the plebe de- 
tail, and also anticipating the approaching leave. While 
at the Academy he was active in the various foreign re- 
lations activities and working with the Debate Team. 
After a year of light-weight crew he decided that he 
was better fitted for the intramural sports program. A 
fairly quiet worker, Sam maintained above average grades 
and the knowledge he acquired will certainly give him a 
good start to his future in the Surface Fleet. 













Lunenburg, Massachusetts 

Although Russ spent a year at Sullivan Prep School 
before he came to the Academy, he still brought with 
him a very pronounced Boston accent. In case this 
wasn't enough, he was always proud to tell you that he 
came from Lunenburg, Massachusetts — "the crossroads 
of the world." Russ liked the active life of a midshipman. 
In sports, he was the spirit of the company soccer and 
football teams. In the beginning of Plebe Summer, Russ 
decided that he wanted to make a career in the Marine 
Corps. The following four years have served only to 
strengthen that desire. On weekends Russ could usually 
be found exercising his unique ability to charm any young 
lady who happened to come his way. Wherever his future 
may lead him, his ambition and drive will surely make 
him welcome. 


Rio Vista, California 

Steve came to the Naval Academy from Rio Vista, 
California. Coming straight from high school, he made 
above average grades with little or no effort and worked 
hard on the completion of his aeronautical engineering 
major. A good squash and handball player, he boosted 
his battalion teams in both. Steve was active each year 
in the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, direct- 
ing his efforts toward Housing and Messing. When not 
seeing a good movie, he could usually be found cuddled 
up in bed with a good book while listening to good 
music. Included in his future plans are Pensacola and 
completion of a master's degree in aeronautical engineer- 



Born in Rome, New York, brought tip jn Camden, 
Tom had not traveled much before electing t<!» come to 
the Academy. He brought with him an average taste 
for study, an avid interest in automobiles, and a well- 
developed musical ability. His taste for study has led 
him to average or better marks, he likes math least 
and history best; his interest in cars has made him a 
ready source of information' on any and all phases' of 
racing and general characteristics of all cars; his musical 
ability is reflected in the number of instruments in his 
room, from guitar to baritone bugle, the latter which 
he plays in the Drum and Bugle Corps, as he did for 
two years before coming to the Academy. After studying 
Latin for three years in high school to broaden his 
cultural appreciation, he decided to study a practical 
language, Portuguese. His sports include dinghy sailing 
for the Academy and camping on his leave time. His 
plans for the firture were prejudiced quite a bit by 
second class summer in Pensacola. 

Always going out of his way to- help someone who 
asks, Tom has a large circle of friends, with whom he 
likes nothing better than to talk, especially about cars 
or music. Whatever his field of work in future years, 
he will bring many talents and a likeable personality to 
his tasks. 

LESTER GEORGE ZICK Norfolk, Virginia 

Les was born in Sumter, South Carolina, and lived in 
several cities on the mid-Atlantic coast before settling 
in his present home in Norfolk, Virginia at the age 
of ten. He and his brother, who is in the class of '67 
at the Coast Guard Academy, spent many hours swim- 
ming in the surf. The predilection for swimming has 
shown up in Les' membership in the Scuba Club, as 
well as in his becoming a qualified Navy Scuba Diver 
and NAUI instructor during his summer leave periods. 
He also plays football and baseball for the company 
intramural teams. 

After studying German for two years and Spanish for 

two and a half years in high sphool, Les is majoring in 
German. His other interests include coin collecting and 
investing op the stock market. He, has never had prob- 
lem's with dating the fairer sex. 

. • Because studies were never a serious problem. Les 
reads widely outside of the required curriculum. What- 
ever field Les decides to enter, his lively intelligence 
and wide spectrum of interests will make him one of 
the leaders.. ' , ,"...'. 





Back Row: D. C. Finch, G. L. Detter, T. R. Newell, M. 
B. Kelley, J. A. F. Neal, J. Filose, P. C. Hawes, G. D. 
Wills. Third Row: J. St. C. Craighill, B. R. AAoffett, 
F. W. Conroy, AA. J. Collins, B. L. Simonsen, W. S. 
Novak, B. W. Stewart. Second Row: D. G. Emmons, 

V. S. Putiri, P. T. Logan, W. D. Bays, R. B. Cuciti, 
R. F. Wilson. Front Row: C. C. Buchannan, C. E. 
Wright, W. "V." Cross, D. C. Surpless, T. F. Robbins, 
W. J. McCarthy, IV. 


he that has patience may compass anything. 

francois rabelais 




Back Row: F. B. Bayer, R. J. Naughton, F. S. Wacho- 
wicz, T. AA. Woods, S. H. Matheson, S. R. Wilson, 
C. L. Bambenek. Third Row: AA. A. Riley, J. B. H. 
Cookinham, R. A. deHoll, T. P. Naydan, M. J. 
Franger, J. A. Bogert, P. B. Diefendorf, M. L. Ogil- 

vie, Jr. Second Row: D. C. Beard, R. C. Brown, M. 

J. Carron, O. K. Earle, E. M. AAulhern, P. D. Gallery. 

Front Row: J. L. Frank, V. R. Rice, H. S. D. Mc- 
Clure, V. F. Reston. 





Back Row: J. E. Barusky, P. A. Trapp, S. A. Little- 
field, D. E. Dillon, G. C. Brown, C. F. Kolstad, S. B. 
Smith, J. J. King, Jr., T. E. McCombs. Third Row: 
J. AA. Farrow, T. R. Castle, G. J. Downey, Jr., G. 
AA. Prout, G. R. Johnson, Jr., D. B. Jennings, D. H. 
Estey, N. R. Depp, W. L. Sciba, Jr. Second Row: 

T. L. Bingman, G. W. AAoran, P. D. Brewitt, S. A. 
AAacklin, J. AA. Borland, W. A. Tait, F. P. Armogida, 
T. R. Cocozza, R. G. Sprigg. Front Row: R. P. 
AAosgley, D. J. Yetka, F. V. Barone, J. P. Craft, III, 
AA. J. Bagaglio, Jr., T. R. Frueh, W. A. Hogan. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Thames 

fall set stripers 

M. C. Wunsch-Cdr.; Q. J. Larsen-Sub.; H. A. Feifs-C.P.O. 

M. C. Wunsch-Cdr.; Q. J. Larsen-Sub.; D. L. Claude-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

W. V. Cowan, III— Cdr.; A. R. Hendershot— Sub.; J. A. Sears— C.P.O. 






Merch, a graduate of Midwood High School, Brooklyn, 
came to Navy from Cornell University, where he was 
enrolled in NROTC, and majored in Physics. At the end 
of that year, he received a SecNav appointment to the 
Academy. He continued his interest in physics, as well 
as participating in the French club, and teaching in the 
• Chapel Sunday School. He was intensely interested in 
handball and rugby, having played both since plebe year. 

Merch has an extreme interest in the Naval service 
and the military in general. Although he is extremely 
"gung ho", he doesn't know for sure which way the wind 
will blow. Whichever it is, he is sure to be a fine 
officer and a credit to the service. 


Goshen, Ohio 

After four very exciting years at Goshen High School, 
Steve caught a whiff of salt sea spray and decided to 
investigate what was causing it. He suddenly found 
himself in Navy Blue in June 1962 and began his earnest 
and devout study of the lore of the sea. Because of the 
most amiable of personalities, Steve found little difficulty 
in making a way for himself here at Navy and his par- 
ticipation in activities such as ocean racing, basketball, 
and Company cross country will attest to this. Always 
ready to lend a hand when those of us who are not so 
gifted with the scholars' tools were in need, Steve pre- 
sented an acumen that is not quite matched in the far 
reaches of this life. He is a friend, a fine man, and 
whatever be his service choice, he will be a very, capable 


Pat came from the great state of Virginia to the 
Academy as no stranger. His brother was in the class 
of '64, his father was graduated in '39. Pat has always 
faced life straightforwardly, except plebe year when 
he and his chin looked at the world with a 15° port 
list. One of the few men around that can see humor 
in almost anything, he has often dispelled tense moments 
with a quip that makes everyone forget the tension of 
the time. Taking 27% hours a semester while doing a 

great job in Company sports doesn't leave you much time. 
But he always had time to encourage you to do a better 
job and has helped plenty of academically low, spiritually 
low, or just plain mean old men with his encouragement. 
Wherever he goes Pat will take with him the same con- 
tagious philosophy that has made him such an asset to 
the Academy. 

DAVID LOUIS CLAUDE Virginia Beach, Virginia 

It was only a logical sequence of events that brought 
Dave to the shores of the Severn from the Norfolk 
vicinity. Dave's cultural interests were many and varied. 
Upon entering his room one would find, more likely 
than not, Dave lying on the rack listening to classical 
music and, at the same time reading a James Bond 
thriller, while, because of his French ancestry, he was 
always active in the French Club. 

By hauling lines for the big blue fleet, Dave escaped 
fall and spring P-rades while, .during the evenings, he 
graced the Glee Club with his booming voice. He will al- 
ways make friends easily, helping others as he himself 
seeks wings of gold. 









Fairborn, Ohio 

Graduating from Fairborn High School, in Fairborn, 
Ohio, Willie spent a year in the fleet before coming to 
USNA on a SecNav appointment. He brought to Navy 
a variety of talents and an always present smile. Young- 
ster year he picked up the nickname Honk, which 
thereafter became his official title. As a member of the 
art club, examples of his work could be seen in most 
anything from beat Army posters to cartoons in the 
Log. The Honk became well known for his sense of humor. 
He was a promoter of company spirit, and was always 
working on a project to that end. An accomplished guitar- 
ist and ardent fan of folk music, he could be found pass- 
ing much of his free time working on a new song for 
the next company party. He was also active in intramural 
soccer and lacrosse. Wherever he goes, the Honk will con- 
tinue'.to be a leading personality, and will most certainly 
be an officer of the highest caliber. 

DENNIS ALLEN CROSBY Brookings, Oregon 

Arriving here, a civilian at heart, from Oregon, Denny 
easily and quickly made the transition to Navy life. His 
plebe summer developed him as a sailor, and he could 
often be seen swabbing his deck on those lonely Satur- 
day evenings. Plebe year saw him actively moving about, 
and it was here that we first gained appreciatfon of his 
philosophy for a good balance of work, play, and de- 

Denny played squash, handball, soccer, basketball, and 
wrestling, a mixture which was an asset to both him 
and the teams he played for. His other extracurricular 
activities included Concert Band, Drum and Bugle Corps, 
and Chapel Choir. Youngster cruise found Denny sailing 
on the cruiser Newport News; at every liberty port he 
could be found either at the Officers' Club, at some 
nearby town seeing the sights, or taking pictures of 
the countryside. The cruise went fast, but he returned 
again second class summer to fly airplanes in Pensacola 
and also to enjoy their warm, sandy beaches. 

When it came to academics, Denny always did well 
in this field, managing to earn Oceanography and Political 
Science majors as well as his regular course in marine 
engineering. A person who easily makes friends, is highly 
respected, and has great motivation, Denny is a very 
sincere, hard-working individual. 

HELMUTS A. FEIFS Chicago, Illinois 

Helmuts, after a year of chemical engineering at the 
University of Illinois, decided on a career in the Marine 
Corps. After two years of enlisted service, this "Gung Ho" 
Marine won his fleet appointment to the Academy. He 
brought with him an enthusiasm for sports and personal 
conditioning. This spirit led him to be feared in rugby 
and fieldball and admired in crew. His desire to win car- 
ried over into his academics where — if grades were 
awarded solely on effort — he would have nothing but 
A's. Helmuts is a firm believer in plebe year and 
bachelorhood — in that order. But he has still managed 
to gain the respect and admiration of the members of 






all classes and of both sexes. If Helmuts does embark 
upon the ship of matrimony it will have to be with a 
Latvian gunnery sergeant of the Women's Marine Corps 
who can "brace-up" — unless one of his many beautiful 
drags can get him first. 


Arlington, Virginia 

Brian came to the Academy with an extensive back- 
ground in Navy ways, having both his father and a bro- 
ther as grads. Brian's many friends throughout the Bri- 
gade knew him as "Flats", a continually happy guy that 
never let the Academic Department, or anything else, 
get him down. Brian's lead pointed the way in many 
demonstrations of Brigade Spirit through the Brigade 
Activities Committee. His buddies will always remember 
how well he sang, whether out on the town with friends, 
in the Chapel Choir or in the Musical Clubs Show. On 
the playing field, Brian was among the best, having been 
on four Brigade and regimental championship teams in 
soccer, Battalion track and cross country. On holidays 
and weekends, -you could always find "the Flats" with a 
pretty girl by his side. Navy Line looks mighty fine to 
Brian after graduation; on that happy day the Navy 
will gain a talented leader. We wish him the best of luck. 

ALAN RHYS HENDERSHOT Indiana, Pennsylvania 

From the "Christmas Tree Capital" of the world, Al 
brought a very enviable athletic record to the Naval 
Academy. He played plebe and varsity football for two 
years, also spending quite a bit of time in the Mc- 
Donough Hall wrestling loft. Never to be outdone in 
anything, "Io" displayed fierce determination whether 
studying, singing, partying, or sleeping. His weather 
eye for the fairer sex always stood him in good stead and 
in this respect, he kept the rest of us guessing. He had 
a profound interest in the ideals and heritage of the 
Naval service, and an intense desire to be a good 
officer. Whether it be in the sky or on land Al will 
certainly be a credit to the uniform he dons. 


JOHN MICHAEL KELLY Alexandria, Virginia 

Having been associated with the Navy all his life as 
a Navy junior, Mike had no difficulty in adapting to 
the Naval Academy. His warm personality brought him 
countless friends throughout the Brigade. Always an 
active and outstanding participant in athletics, "Gazelle" 
Kelly displayed his talents in Varsity lacrosse and Com- 
pany cross-country and, of course, excelled. Mike could 
always be found with a super-attractive female at his 
side on leave or liberty and was not one to miss a 
good time or a good meal. Although consistently con- 
testing with the Academic Departments, he never let them 
win; however, as he states, they've come close in a 
couple of instances. Mike gained the admiration and re- 
spect of his subordinates as well as his classmates in 
his" five year tour at the Academy and it is certain that 
this high regard will be carried over into the fleet to 
provide him with an outstanding military career. 







QUENTIN JOHN LARSEN Palisade, New Jersey 

To listen to Quent talk one would begin to believe that 
Utopia is somewhere in Northern New Jersey near Palis- 
ade. Quent's route to the hallowed halls of USNA was 
somewhat circuitous. After spending two years at Notre 
Dame he decided to enrich the Marine Corps spending 
two years there. Beginning with plebe year, he used his 
drive and ambition to good advantage. Always willing 
to help a classmate, he was often the man who made 
the difference between success and failure. His easy 
smile will be long remembered by those who knew him. 
Always an ardent supporter of sports, he played Plebe 
Lacrosse, later playing fieldball and other Batt and 
Company sports. 

Although he never played football he was one of the 
leading supporters of the Punt Principle in academics, 
gaining his stars second class year. Plans for the future 
include marriage, the Marine Corps or CEC in which 
he could use his fine mathematical mind. His aptitude 
for the service will enable him to make a success of any 
career he chooses to pursue. 

BOBBY RAY LIGHT Cumberland, Maryland 

Graduating from Fort Hill High School, Cumberland, 
Maryland, in 1960, Bob entered the Navy and received 
his Academy appointment through the Naval Academy 
Prep School at Bainbridge. Being a former Navy man, 
Bob certainly had no problem fitting into Academy life, 
or helping to fit friends into it, such as "George." A 
hard worker, both on the athletic field and off it, Bob 
divided his time primarily among intramural football, 
studies, and his guitar, and proved himself proficient 
in all of them. Always quick to answer the call of one 
in need of help, Bob certainly will have no difficulty 
in assuring an outstanding career of Naval service. 


Brooklyn, Neiv York 

As a bonafide New Yorker, Tom found life at USNA 
a change of pace. Having spent a year at CCNY, where he 
helped to form that school's first gymnastic team, Tom 
decided to favor Navy with his scholastic and athletic 
abilities. After captaining the plebe team, he went on to 
provide a willing and capable addition to the varsity. 
Tom's inexhaustible energy, and ready smile, while keep- 
ing a good academic average and playing a varsity sport 
made him known and liked by all. His fine attitude and 
desire for achievement will be an asset to all phases of 
the Naval service. 


Jim came to the Academy after graduating from high 
school in Bountiful, Utah. He spent plebe year in the 
18th company and most of youngster summer in the 
hospital, the result of a knee operation. First class cruise 
was his first time aboard ship on the high seas. His 
affinity to water was reflected by his frequent member- 
ship on the sub-squad. When not swimming, he played 
Battalion tennis and Company basketball and softball. 
Jim had no extracurricular activities but never had excess 
time on his hands. He divided his interests among sports, 
movies, reading, and sleeping, but more often than not 
the latter dominated. Alertness in class paid off for him 





with good grades. Academically his interest was history 
which he majored in under the option program first 
offered to the Class of 1966. Upon graduation, Jim hopes 
to find a challenge and channels for his interests in 
whichever area of the Naval Service he enters. 


Upon graduation from high school, Mac turned down 
several scholarships and decided to come to Navy. Here 
he played a year of plebe football and then turned his 
athletic interests to Batt football and fieldball. His desire 
to win in the best way possible made him a real com- 
petitor, as his classmates soon found out in their informal 
weekend games. In the hall, he could usually be found 
in his room, studying and humming along with his rock 
and roll records. In between water fights, he found time 
enough to hit the books and consistently make the 
Superintendent's List. His frankness and friendliness 
won him the respect of his classmates. In the future, 
Mac's determination and desire to get things done will 
undoubtedly make him a fine Naval officer. 

JOSEPH KELLY MINTON Little Rock, Arkansas 

After attending one year at Little Rock University, 
J. K. left his home in Arkansas to come to USNA. A 
champion "hogcaller" in Arkansas, J. K. was able to 
make a smooth change to the Chapel Choir and Glee 
Club at Navy. He had no trouble in academics being 
able to maintain a 4.0 average throughout most of 
his midshipman career. J. K. showed his remarkable 
ability for leadership by spending many hours each 
week giving help to anyone who was having trouble in 
academics. Many hours were also spent in studying his 
own field of interest, Nuclear Science. With his southern 
hospitality, he never had a lack of friends. However, there 
were numerous occasions when battles of the Civil War 
were refought — sometimes with far different outcomes 
than history leads us to believe. In the fleet J. K. will 
be able to put his varied abilities to good use. The Navy 
indeed gained an outstanding and promising young 
officer in J. K. 


FLOYD LESTER MOCK, JR. Kansas City, Kansas 

Floyd, born and reared in Kansas City, brought to 
the Academy from the Wheat State a distinct and un- 
usual personality that has continuously gained friends and 
admirers. Before entering the Academy and so realizing 
a lifetime dream and ambition, Floyd spent a carefree 
year as a "jayhawker" at the University of Kansas. He 
never had a great deal of trouble with academics, some- 
how always managing to keep the necessary grades while 
also reading numerous books. His capacity for reading 
proved a valuable asset in helping to obtain a history 
major. Floyd was rather notorious as a plebe indoctri- 
nator, but under that hard, outer crust was an individual 
much warmer than most. Many times he was discovered 
giving extra instruction to plebes and trying to help 
all who were having troubles. His warm heart also was 
shown in his love and conduct toward his various pets. 
Floyd was extremely active in intramural sports, special- 
izing in basketball. His outstanding personality and 
character shall prove a very valuable asset to the Navy, 
and his career promises to be rich and rewarding both 
to himself and to the Service. 










A native of Detroit, Dick entered the Academy with 
the class of 1966 after a year at the University of De- 
troit. During plebe summer he lost some excess weight, 
a carry-over from fraternity parties at Delta Sigma Phi, 
and managed to always smile, even at inopportune times. 
When academic year arrived, he applied his enthusiasm 
to studying, running cross-country and living in the 14th 
Company. As June Week approached, he could look 
back on a job well done. Youngster cruise was spent 
aboard the carrier Shangri La and the five days spent 
in New York were particularly memorable. As a young- 
ster, Dick moved into the 8th Company which later be- 
came the 11th for second class year. He was active on 
Company football, soccer and squash teams. It was taken 
lightly when he would say, "Eat, drink and be merry, 
for tomorrow you may be commissioned," for those of 

us close to him knew him as a deeply motivated, hard- 
working person, and, more importantly, a sincere friend. 

ALEX FREDERICK ROLAND Greenville, Rhode Island 

From the beginning, Alex knew there could be no 
other place than the United States Naval Academy. As a 
young boy, he began sailing the Narragansett Bay near 
his Rhode Island home and soon his life and ambition 
became the sea. While in high school, Alex was the 
excellent leader as Student Council president, and the 
excellent student as in the top ten members of his class. 
Recognized for his endeavors, he was appointed to the 
Academy upon graduation, and, since the day he entered 
these portals, he has done his best to make our class 
greater. Ambition and intelligence placed his name on 
the Superintendent's List, but in his effort to gain ex- 
cellence in his own academics, he never failed to answer 
the call, "Hey, Alex, how do you do this?" With similar 
unselfishness, he threw his devotions into becoming an 
outstanding plebe his first year, and a staunch supporter 
of the system as an upperclassman. His leadership has 
awarded him with the greatest respect from his class- 
mates and his subordinates. Whatever branch of the 
Navy Alex chooses, the future shall show they did justice 
to each other. 

JAY ALLEN SEARS Davenport, Iowa 

Al came to the Academy straight from the corn belt 
of Iowa. After his high school days in Davenport, he 
came to school in the East a little leary of big city life. 
Plebe year seemed to bring out the best in Al. No 
one, upperclass or classmate alike, could ever tell what 
he was going to say or do, and his sense of humor 
could always bring a laugh from everyone, even in the 
darkest moments. Competition has always been a key word 
in Al's life. Whether playing a varsity or company sport, or 
just wrestling in Bancroft Hall, his determination and 
physical ability make him a winner. During his three 
upperclass years he was a mainstay on the 150 pound 





football team and was noted for his aggressiveness. Al had 
no trouble making and keeping friends throughout the 
brigade. There was never a dull moment to be had within 
a seven mile radius of Al, but at the same time, he always 
seemed to know when to laugh and when to listen, pos- 
sessing an uncanny ability to say just the right thing to 
help and encourage a classmate. Though undecided as to 
what branch of the Navy to enter upon graduation, Al 
is sure to bring his determination, sincerity and unique 
sense of humor with him. 


Rick, a very determined individual, came to the Naval 
Academy with many purposes in .mind. Some of his 
interests were travel, scuba diving, cars, music and of 
course, girls. His summers away from the Academy saw 
him visiting most of Europe, Canada, Mexico and the 
United States. In academics Rick was not a slash but 
was a persevering person who will surely succeed in 
becoming a fine Naval Officer. After graduation, Navy 
line looks mighty fine to him. His extracurricular ac- 
tivities included the Masqueraders, the Musical Club 
shows, the Scuba Club and Foreign Relations Club. In the 
sports department, Rick played soccer, field ball and tried 
Battalion lacrosse as well. On the weekends you could 
usually find him in a huddle of company mates out on 
Dewey Field. Such varied talents point to a long and 
successful career. 


East Hampton, Connecticut 

Don came to the Academy after graduating from 
high school in New Britain, Connecticut. Because of in- 
juries susta.i.ed plebe year, his aspirations of playing foot- 
ball or running track for Navy never materialized. Be- 
cause of his love for sport and athletic competition, he 
tried out for the crew team winning his varsity "N" 
youngster year. Although Don's books never seemed to be 

among his most appreciated possessions, he never failed to 
recognize their usefulness. Throughout his four years at 
the Academy, Don worked diligently, taking a keen 
interest in all undertakings. To Don, the most enjoyable 
aspects of Academy life were his summer training periods, 
especially leave. He was always the first person to say 
"yes" when the word party was mentioned. Despite his 
many female admirers, Don's interest never fell upon 
any one lass for more than a short while. Don was 
known for being sincere and soft spoken, having a 
quiet, unassuming way of making friends. Whichever 
field he chooses for his career in the Naval service, 
Don's determination should net much success. 


Feasterville, Pennsylvania 

Mike came to the Academy from Feasterville, Penn- 
sylvania, bringing with him a varied assortment of 
athletic letters from Neshaminy High School, a flare for 
the artistic, a true intellectual curiosity, and a personality 
equally strong in humor, principle, and amiability. He 
has developed his athletic ability, through plebe and 
varsity wrestling and football and other intramural 
sports. His artistic talents are best exemplified by his 
Eleventh Company Tigers which have held sway over the 
company area since the beginning of second class year, 
but repeated successes in poster contests and the Art 
and Printing Club are further testimony to his skill 
and initiative. Indicative of Mike's intellectual zeal and 
capacity are his option curriculum and additional electives. 
As a member of the plebe detail, as motivator of company 
spirit, and as a man always ready to help peer and sub- 
ordinate alike, he has won the respect and friendship of 
all associated with him and shown that good example is 
the very essence of good leadership. In his four years at 
the Academy, Mike has proved that determination and 
conscientious application of self are the prerequisites 
and inevitable determinants of success — here, in the fleet, 
and throughout life. 



Back Row: J. C. Chehansky, G. J. Corcoran, M. D. L. 
Morgan, T. A. Summers, R. A. Linnander, W. L. Ol- 
sen, A. P. Kealy, D. D. Waters. Third Row: R. J. 
Field, E. R. Hamm, K. L. Roberts, R. H. English, E. J. 
Halley, R. W. Moore, A. Wilkinson, W. P. Isbell. 

Second Row: J. A. Boivin, A. W. Tulloch, C. S. 
Ott, T. D. Winters, R. G. Charles, D. Wong. Fronf 
Row: T. G. Griggs, R. A. Fortney, A. O. Johnson, 
G. A. Van Sickle. 



the short period of life is long enough for 
living well and honorably. 

marcus tullius cicero 





Back Row: T. H. Youtz, T. J. Allen, J. P. Cosgrove, 
W. D. Center, J. H. Almy, T. E. Sulick, J. B. Hiatt. 
Third Row: K. J. LaGraff, J. H. Riddle, R. S. Lemon, 
W. L. Sellers, W. A. Harding, D. F. Miller, J. E. 

Morgenson. Second Row: C. R. Wike, M. S. Splain, 
E. L. Solder, A. R. Lopez, J. F. Meckfessel, J. P. 
Studders, W. J. Heid. Front Row: J. P. Kennedy, 
T. J. Flynn, L. R. Givens, A. T. Ogdahl. 


Bade Row: J. S. Tolmie, Jr., A. L. Normand, J. R. 
Marshall, G. W. Mather, J. G. Rieth, Jr., W. A. 
Mackey, Jr., D. F. Colin, C. H. Quandel. Third Row: 
S. J. Kuppe, M. A. Aymar, R. L. Willis, Jr., T. D. 
Sharritt, R. B. Lees, M. A. Chafee,. R. L. Ledbetter, 

III. Second Row: D. B. Burcal, L. J. Reading, H. N. 
Batten, Jr., P. J. Fitzglbbons, D. O. Drew, E. C. 
Bingham, L. F. Diddlemeyer. Front Row: S. E. Car- 
lin, C. F. Posey, R. D. Maclver, R. W. Geary, J. D. 
Kislia, J. E. Dolan, Jr. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Forsman 

fall set stripers 

T. F. Clark, Jr.-Cdr.; W. A. Anderson-Sub.; H. Hughes, Jr.-C.P.O. 

T. P. Oxford-Cdr.; R. C. Bellas-Sub.; J. W. Kenty-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

R. C. Bellas, Jr.-Co. Cdr.; F. D. Ameel-Sub.; W. A. Wood-C.P.O. 






FRED D. AMEEL St. Clair, Michigan 

Fred came to our regimented halls fresh from the 
University of Michigan with a quick and catching sense 
of humor, an ability to get along easily with anyone, and 
a facility in the art of leadership. From the very start it 
was obvious that Fred was a leader and producer with 
the fortunate ability to infect all about him with the spon- 
taneous humor and good fellowship which is so naturally 
a part of him. No gathering, formal or informal, was 
ever quite complete unless "The Sheik" was there. Whether 
on the yawls, the tennis courts, or playing 150 lb. 

football, Fred was an integral and valuable asset to his 
classmates and the Brigade. His favorite avocations were 
girls, sports, sleeping, and the French language, with de- 
cidedly more success in the first three areas. With his 
natural ability to lead and to inject humor into any situa- 
tion, Fred will make a fine member in the flying fra- 
ternity of Naval Aviation, his driving ambition. 


Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Bill, known as Andy to many, claims Hopkins, Minne- 
sota — a suburb of Minneapolis — as his home although his 
residence has ranged from Canada to Surinam, South 
America. Coming from these widely varying places, he 
has acquired an interest in current events and geography 
and occasionally just pages through his Atlas studying 
maps. Being somewhat of an outdoor type, he enjoys 
fishing, camping, and canoe trips. Since coming here to 
Navy, Bill has become interested in a wide variety of 
sports including squash, handball, tennis, and Softball. 
Basically quiet and serious, Bill turns into an avid com- 
petitor on the field or in the "courts." Bill has also de- 
veloped a bug about physical fitness and works out quite 
frequently. Carrying stars throughout his Academy career, 
Bill has never really had much difficulty with his aca- 
demics. Due to his natural ability and diligence, he has 
managed to work his way up to the top few in the class. 
Bill is considering both the Civil Engineering Corps and 
Nuclear Power. Regardless of what he finally decides, 
Bill will make his presence and knowledge felt. 







Greensboro, North Carolina 

The contributions of Greensboro, North Carolina, to 
the world include Dolly Madison, O'Henry, and Jon Barton. 
The transition from civilian life to military was not a hard 
one for Bart, and he considered eleven months of plebe 
year quite sufficient. However, he was quite taken aback 
by the lack of female companionship. This he remedied 
youngster year by dating every weekend for seven con- 
secutive months. That detailed association with females 
from Baltimore and D.C., not to mention Annapolis, was 
sufficient to prejudice Jon in favor of North Carolina 
women. Second class year struck him with the challenge 
of the sea via the navigation and weapons courses . . . 
weapons, especially! Despite this, Bart was serious about 
academics, pursuing a major in oceanography. He valued 
the friendships made at USNA, and considered them the 
best part of his education. 


Asbury Park, New Jersey 

After graduation from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High 
School, New Jersey, a tour in the Submarine Service and 
a year at NAPS, Bob's desire to enter the Academy was 
fulfilled. An ardent oarsman, Bob helped win the National 
Championship plebe year and earned his "N" Youngster 
year in Heavyweight Crew. A fierce competitor with a 
temper to match, Bob also dominated the Company field- 
ball team's offensive unit with his good scoring ability. 
In two and a half years he has established himself aca- 
demically proficient, and is well-liked and respected by 
all who know him, mainly because he accepts his respon- 
sibilities and duties with a determination to do his best. 
Bob's combination of a mature outlook on life, a love 

for the Navy, and an unlimited source of energy will 
surely qualify him for success upon graduation. 

THOMAS FRANCIS CLARK Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 

Tom entered the Academy twenty days after he grad- 
uated from Notre Dame High School in Bethlehem, Penn- 
sylvania, and the transition didn't seem to bother him a bit. 
Being a Navy junior he was not overawed by the military 
life and immediately proceeded to gain many new friends. 
He always worked diligently in his studies but was careful 
to reserve enough time for active participation in intra- 
mural sports. His first love on the athletic field was 
150 lb. football, but he was also an avid soccer en- 
thusiast. If prevented from flying, Tom plans on 
spending his career as an unrestricted line officer. The life 
of the party at any party, Tom is sure to have an enjoyable 
future in any branch of the Navy. This, combined with 
his fierce dedication to men under his charge, as evi- 
denced by his work on the "Plebe Detail," will un- 
doubtedly result in the addition of an extremely capable 
officer to his next duty station. 


Paul, a native Oklahoman, spent one year at the Uni- 
versity of Oklahoma before winning an NROTC appoint- 
ment to the Naval Academy. After a slow start plebe year, 
Paul, who is one of the youngest members of his class, 
brought his grades up enough to earn stars. As a plebe, 
he was a member of the Battalion crew team and the 
Company cross-country team. As an upperclassman, he 
joined the ocean sailing team and spent most of his 
weekends sailing. During the winter months, Paul was a 
member of the Battalion debate team where his love for 






an argument proved to be useful. After graduation, he 
plans to go to Nuclear Power School and then to a nuclear 


Wilson, North Carolina 

A native of Wilson, North Carolina, Wayne came to 
the Academy via North Carolina State. The industriousness 
and perseverence that he showed there carried him through 
plebe year. Never relishing the thought of carrying a rifle, 
Wayne joined the Drum and Bugle Corps during plebe 
summer and has been a dedicated member throughout his 
four years. Not possessing athletic prowess, Wayne devoted 
himself to the support of Company sports. His candid 
humor during study hour left us with many a humorous 
moment. An avid music fan, he could be found during 
any free time stacking the stereo with LP's. His drive 
and humor should make him a welcome addition to any 
career he might choose to follow in the Navy. 

ROBERT GWYNNE ELWELL Staten Island, New York 

Coming to the Academy from Staten Island, New York, 
after attending New Dorp High School, Bob finished 
his high school education at Admiral Farragut Academy, 
New Jersey. Having prepared himself for the military life, 
Bob easily fell into Naval Academy routine. During his 
years at USNA, Bob played Company cross-country, heavy- 
weight football, and Company squash, getting a great deal 
of enjoyment from participating in these sports. Besides 
sports, Bob enjoys reading and dragging, as well. When 
the caps go into the air and the class of '66 graduates, 
Bob will go out to the Fleet to which he will be an asset, 
and into a life from which he will receive great satis- 





'You can do anything you put your mind to, and don't you forget it.' 

BRUCE ALLEN HEITZ Cleveland, Ohio 

Hailing from the "West Side" of Cleveland, Duke has 
become an interesting contribution to the Brigade. His 
main interest has been sports, especially football and his 
beloved Cleveland Browns. A hard worker with a sense 
of humor, he could be found most often in the weight 
room at the field house, mumbling about those extra 
pounds. After a year of plebe football, he participated 
in Batt lacrosse, Batt wrestling, and, of course, Company 
football. His good-naturedness and sincerity have made 
him popular with all of his classmates, while his rock 
and roll collection of records have made many a passerby 
stop and wonder. Yet, he has always had the initiative 
to study hard whenever academics started to get tough. 
Duke's drive and personality will, undoubtedly, make him 
a fine Naval officer. 


Orlando, Florida 

Straight out of high school in Orlando, Florida, Herschel 
arrived at the Naval Academy green and starry-eyed, as 
most of us were; however, he brought with him a gentle- 
manly southern tradition that managed to prevail and to 
win for him many friends. Having no problems at mas- 
tering academics, or, rather, letting no academic problems 
master him, Hersh was able to devote much of his time 
to extracurricular activities. They included the Officer's 
Christian Union, The Naval Academy Christian Associa- 
tion and the Italian Club. His love for the romantic and 
adventurous way of doing things was realized in Shields 
Sailing and the Ocean Sailing Squadron, in which he par- 
ticipated in the 1964 Bermuda Race. Hersh plans to take 
to the air upon graduation, but foremost on his mind is 
an active participation in space travel and exploration. 





After spending a year at the University of Detroit and 
a tour at NAPS, Paul brought to the Academy a unique 
combination of intelligence, competitiveness, and dedica- 
tion, which, coupled with a winning smile, soon secured 
him a position at the top of his class. His fierce sense of 
competition in academics made him not only a four year 
"star man" but a permanent name on the Superintendent's 
list. Always a well rounded person, his determination ex- 
tended to the field of athletics where he was an indis- 
pensible member of the Company's football team and a 
top Battalion wrestler. After graduation, Paul will, un- 
doubtedly, continue his education in postgraduate work 
and is looking forward to a highly successful naval career. 



Lorain, Ohio 

Coming directly from high school, Tom joined the 
Brigade with a grin and has kept it ever since. His good- 
naturedness and ability to get along with people have 
made him popular with his classmates. His music and 
literature interests range from classical music to jazz 
flute, and from J. D. Salinger to Shakespeare. Perhaps 
this is best shown in his extracurricular activities: Chapel 
Choir, Glee Club, Musical Club Show, Band, and the 
Masqueraders. Although he is far from outstanding in 
athletics, he enjoyed Company squash, soccer, and the 
weekends of friendly football. Never accused of over- 
studying, Tom could usually be found in his room during 
study hour, organizing and inventing games to while 
away the time. However, he has maintained a high 
enough average for a future in Navy Line and postgrad- 
uate work in oceanography. 

JAY WILLIAM KENTY Reading, Massachusetts 

Leaving Reading, Massachusetts, behind and bringing 
only his New England "twang," Jay came to the Academy 

directly after graduating from high school. With high 
hopes of becoming Reading's first Naval hero, he found 
the rigors of plebe year a bit hectic. However, with that 
first stripe and a new outlook on life, Jay put his mind 
to beating the academic departments. Since he found 
mathematics the "easiest nut to crack," Jay concentrated 
his efforts in that area. Never one to be left standing in 
a corner, Jay always found enough time on the week- 
ends to enjoy his favorite pastime of dragging the fair 
sex. Whenever he wasn't studying or dragging, he could 
be found in a squash court striving to improve his game. 
The warm days of Spring would lure him out to the soft- 
ball field where he filled the position of catcher. Always 
quick with a smile and easy-going, Jay has made many 
friends at the Academy. The future undoubtedly holds 
many opportunities for a person with Jay's desire and 









PHILIP JOHN MORRILL Santa Monica, California 

Phil has come a long way since he came to the Naval 
Academy. Originally a resident of Southern Caifornia, 
he attended UCLA for two years in the NROTC as an en- 
gineering student. At home, he has such diverse hobbies 
as skin diving, rocketry, and electronics. Spending plebe 
year in the Awful Eighth Company, Phil was transferred 
to the Twelfth Company at the end of youngster year. His 
academics have been good and he hopes to graduate with 
a 3.0 average or better. Because he has validated several 
courses, Phil will be able to get majors in both physics 
and math. He hopes this will enable him to get into the 
Nuclear Power Program. Active in the SCUBA Club, he 
finds enough time to run a small radio repair business. 
Phil is easy going and gets along well with everyone; he 
should have no problems attaining his goals. 

THOMAS PAUL OXFORD Jacksonville, Florida 

Tom, a Navy Junior, was graduated from Northern 
Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Florida, as Senior 
Class President. After considering Rice and Georgia Tech, 
he decided in favor of the Academy, which he entered 
the summer of his graduation. Managing to finally make 
his way through Plebe Year, he was a reasonable success 
as a Youngster, securing a position on the Superintendent's 
List for the first time and becoming a member of the Bri- 
gade Hop committee. Among his sports interests have been 
Battalion football, rugby, and lacrosse, though the lure of 
Farragut Field in the winter has made Company fieldball 
his favorite. With his ability to get along well with his 
peers and a definite potential for leadership, he should 
do well as an officer in the Fleet. An Engineering major, 
Tom hopes to continue his education with postgraduate 
work, possibly through the Navy EDO program. 


Scotty hails from the "Corn Belt" of Iowa, bringing 
to the Academy a happy disposition and a typical Iowan 
drive to do a job just a little bit better than the next 
fellow. In this, he succeeds admirably well. His grades 
plac'e him in the top half percent of his class, and his 
extracurricular activities are manifold. Scotty is active 
in religious affairs both at the Academy (NACA and 
OCU) and at home. To many of his friends around the 
world (!) he is known as "KODQI Scotty" and with this 
identity he leads in the activities of W3ADO, the Brigade 
Radio Club. He is a Battalion Honor Representative and 
on the tennis and pistol teams as well. Scotty and the 
Navy haye many fine and mutually rewarding years 
ahead of them. We wish him the best of luck. 




Stockton, Illinois 

Bill came to the Academy from a small Illinois town 
named Stockton. Not knowing, really, what to expect, he 
arrived open-eyed and ready for anything, and he got it 
plebe year. His main interests were pistol shooting, stay- 
ing out of the hospital and flying, but not necessarily in 
that order. Bill could always be found studying or reading 
something on aviation, usually the latter. He so enjoyed 
■Youngster cruise on a destroyer, especially the rough 
weather, that his desire for Naval Aviation was intensified. 
Aviation summer was the highpoint of his four years at 
the Academy. Bill diligently logged his flight time so that 
it could be used to secure his private pilot's license. 
Graduation will find him somewhere in Naval Aviation, as 
he has been pointing toward that end throughout his career 
as a midshipman. His ready smile, sense of humor, and 






ability to make anything better than it really was, were 
felt throughout the company, and will greatly* aid him in 
his Naval career. 


Hillsboro, North Carolina 

Although born in California. "K. C." adopted the 
South and now claims Hillsboro. North Carolina, as his 
home. After spending a year at the University of Florida, 
Ken decided to leave his Joe College image at home and 
join the ranks of midshipmen. With him, however, he 
brought a soft spot in his heart for southern belles and 
the warm climate. Never one to let academics interfere 
with sleep, he could be found quite often in a supine 
position on his beloved "blue trampoline." Sometimes 
at odds with the E.H.&G. and the Language Depart- 
ments, he managed to fight them off successfully through 
each campaign. A true salt, K. C. spent many cold hours 
on the Chesapeake with the sailing squadron. Sold on 
Naval Aviation after second-class summer, he hopes to seek 
the golden wings after graduation. 


Skip's arrival at Annapolis was nothing new to him 
since, being a Navy Junior, his move was one from Porter 
Road to Bancroft Hall. As Secretary of the Class Ring and 
Crest Committee and as a D.J. on WRNV, Skip found his 
many idle hours well taken care of, but, being very re- 
sourceful, he still managed to fit in several hours of leisure 
during the day. Varsity fencing claimed him during the 
fall and winter sets while the invigoration of the fresh 
spring air captured his talents as Varsity lightweight 
crew manager the third set. Never one to be overly con- 
cerned about academics, Skip elected to join the "Famous 


Few" by making "canoe U" a five-year course. Antici- 
pating a career in Naval Aviation, Skip should do well in 
whatever branch of the service he enters. 






ALAN W. SWINGER Berwyn, Illinois 

Al spent one year in the NROTC unit at Illinois Insti- 
tute of Technology before coming to the Naval Academy. 
He cultivated a keen interest in sailing that eventually 
led to his obtaining command of several of the Academy's 
Luder Yawls. Al sailed on the "Resolute" in the 1964 
Bermuda Race. During the winter season he was a tough 
competitor in Brigade boxing as well as being the busi- 
ness manager of the Musical Club's shows. In the years 
ahead, Al's love for the sea, his competitive spirit and 
amiable personality will be an asset to him and the 


Before coming to the Academy, Terry, alias the Turk, 
spent one eventful year at the University of Illinois. Then, 
during the summer of '62, he traded wine, women, and 
song for a uniform, rifle, and some shoe polish as he 
entered the pearly gate at Maryland Avenue. Being a 
musician at heart, Turk attempted to play anything with 
strings, and this included almost everything from a banjo 
to a violin. He was also a good man with a sabre, and 
he spent a great many of his afternoons in the fencing 
loft. The rest of his afternoons were spent at the pool 
where he was trying to break his own record (?) in 
the 200 yard free-style. After graduation, Terry plans to 
make a career in the wild blue yonder of Naval Aviation. 



Havertown, Pennsylvania 

Harry's good nature and quick wit were a welcome 
addition to USNA and the 12th Company. His contagious 
good humor never flagged, even during the dreariest days 
of the "Dark Ages." Although plagued by a knee injury, 
he was extremely active in the athletic realm, playing 
J. V. soccer and lightweight football. His first love, how- 
ever, was his bass guitar which he played as a member of 
the talented "Spiffies" for two and a half years. "Tater" 
was not at all adverse to leave and liberty and could often 
be found spending his vacation down on the sunny beach- 
es of Ocean City, N.J. He takes to the fleet a winning 
combination of attitude and ability, which should make 
him a success at whatever he does. 


Being a much travelled Navy junior, the names Jack- 
sonville, Newport, Coronado, and Quonset Point were all 
familiar to "Woody." Bill came to USNA from the center 
of population of the U. S., Olney, Illinois, where in high 
school he lettered in football, tennis, and track. His 
natural ability with a racquet earned him a spot on the 
Plebe tennis team. 

When not in his beloved "pad," he could be found on 
the Battalion football field or the Dahlgren courts. As his 
average attests, Bill found academics no problem, and 
what little free time he had was spent working toward 
a Math Major. 

Always looking for the finer things in life, "Woody" 
made up for lost time on summer cruises. Upon gradua- 
tion, he plans to follow in his father's footsteps and wear 
the Navy's Wings of Gold. 




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Back Row: R. R. Foulkes, T. G. Harrison, R. P. 
Groncznack, N. P. Horn, L. T. Keelan, R. R. Mac- 
Donald, AA. R. Bennett. Third Row: R. L. Moeller, R. 
C. Deuter, H (N.) Heffler, P. R. Walton, S. T. 
Quigley, AA. S. McCrary, J. AA. Burns. Second Row: 

R. E. O'Hare, G. B. Bastlan, E. H. Johnson, L. H. 
Passmore, T. D. AAartin, G. W. Haggerson, E. C. 
AAunger. Front Row: J. F. Sabatini, C. J. Forsman, 
A. W. Semple, D. A. AAaterna, R. K. Holman. 


courage is grace under pressure. 


ernest hemingway 





Back Row: R. A. Buchanan, J. W. Lee, P. G. Coffey, 
D. S. Wallace, J. F. Mayer, W. R. Butler, P. B. 
Padgett. Third Row: T. M. Neal, D. R. Woodlan, M. 
T. Gaul, J. L. Prestridge, B. A. Ward, R. S. Evans. 

Second Row: B. H. Needham, S. P. Marvil, D. B. 
Lear, J. C. Knapp, M. E. Danesi, J. J. Kosmicki, J. 
P. Hogan. Front Row: L. M. Barasha, F. L. Muniz, S. 
E. Robbins, T. H. Berns, F. J. Reh, R. A. Brown. 


Back Row: O. D. McLean, G. W. Pomroy, C. T. But- 
ler, M. L. Slonecker, S. J. Leaman, J. M. Stevens, R. 
E. Mayo. Third Row: L. E. Hanneman, S. D. John- 
son, J. R. Cox, F. P. Lounsberry, R. E. Plummer, 
A. G. Mertz, C. L. Hunt, T. S. Uncierer. Second Row: 

M. J. Milchanowski, E. G. Wallace, J. M. McGovern, 
L. J. Cavaiola, G. M. Green, L. G. Rock, D. H. Rud- 
dock. Front Row: P. M. Sherbak, T. P. Johnson, J. 
S. White, R. G. Tefteller, T. P. Murach, P. A. Stroop, 
J. P. Doolittle. 



Cdr. Edwards 
3rd Battalion 

spring set stripers 

C. S. Abbot— Batt. Cdr.; H. W. Strickland— Batt. Sub.; R. F. Rogers, III, Batt. Ops.; R. J. Bosman— Batt. 
Adj.; W. J. Buchanan— Batt. Supply; J. P. Bernier— Batt. C.P.O. 


fall set stripers 

Ian S. Gordon— Cdr.; Robert G. 
Oman— Sub.; Charles E. Water- 
man—Ops.; Thomas J. Porter— 
Adj.; Hubert G. Dorsett— Sup- 
ply; Lloyd T. Holley-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

C. S. Abbot, Cdr.; M. E. Cud- 
dington— Sub.; W. S. Barr— 
Ops.; C. P. Jameson— Adj.; T. 
L. Rice— Sup.; R. L. Jordan— 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Troyer 

fall set stripers 

N. M. Brennan— Cdr.; R. R. Wittenberg— Sub.; J. B. Lange— C.P.O. 

M. Brennan— Cdr.; J. D. Lynch— Sub.; J. B. Lange— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

R. R. Wittenberg— Co. Cdr.; J. F. Wilson— Co. Sub.; R. L. Martens— 






Steve, after graduating from Phillips Academy in 
Andover, became the fourth representative of an illus- 
trious line of Naval Academy graduates bearing the name 
Abbot. He has upheld the tradition of excellence by main- 
taining a star average for four years and by filling the 
back of his B-Robe to overflowing with letters earned on 
Navy's racquets squads. 

Steve's subtle humor and quietly effective leadership 
have justifiably elevated him to leading positions in the 
Brigade Striper Organization the French Club, the Lin- 
guist and the "N" Club. The enviable qualities of his 
outstanding character, hard work, charity and humility, 
are the assets with which Steve will embark on his career. 
His journey, wherever it may take him, cannot but be 
rewarding and successful. 


RONALD CLAYTON BACH Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Ron came to the Naval Academy from Minneapolis, 
Minnesota, and immediately showed his athletic ability 
by making the plebe pistol team. Ron possessed a perfect 
record in his conflicts with the academic departments' 
endeavors to trouble his stay at the Academy. Although 
he often tempted fate in academics, he always got the 
grades whenever he needed them. Somewhat a Romeo, 
Ron's numerous letters from his lovelies amazed all who 
knew him. When not writing letters or sleeping, Ron 
could be found playing tennis or in the conditioning room 
throwing the barbells around. Ron, with a flair for the 
adventurous and the dangerous, plans to earn, the Navy 
wings of gold and live the life of the flying bachelor. 

CRAWFORD LEE BENEDICT Newtoivn, Connecticut 

A New Englander all the way, Benny calls Newtown, 
Connecticut, his home town. After graduating in the top 

of his high school class, he travelled to the Midwest, 
where he spent a year at Kansas University before finally 
arriving at USNA. With a year in the Kansas U. 
NROTC unit behind him, Benny had little trouble adapt- 
ing to spit-shined shoes and regimentation. He found the 
Academy's academic system well-geared to his own in- 
terests, and has consistently maintained a star average. 
At the same time, his athletic ability has repeatedly dem- 
onstrated itself on the varsity soccer field, and during 
the 1964 season he had the distinction of playing with 
Navy's NCAA National Champions. During the off season, 
Benny is coach and a leading scorer of the Thirteenth 
Company fieldball team. But most of all, Benny is a great 
friend. His patience, drive, and cool determination, coupled 
with his remarkable sense of humor will serve both him 
and the Navy well in his future years of service. 










Barrington, Rhode Island 

Coming from a Navy family, Dad, as he is called by 
his friends, showed an affinity for the Navy at an early 
age. After graduating from Central High School of Phila- 
delphia in 1958, Roland decided to offer his many talents 
to the Navy. After giving the Fleet and NAPS a try, he 
decided on USNA. With his arrival at the Academy, the 
salt content in the area rose considerably. Despite the 
efforts of the Executive and Academic Departments, 
Roland remained undaunted by the routine and more 
often than not could be found in a horizontal position 
during his free time. With his well-rounded personality 
and versatility, marriage and the nuclear Silent Service 
hold a strong part in the heart of the "old man." 

GARY WILLIAM FISKE Framingham, Massachusetts 

Arriving from Massachusetts with dreams of six stripes 
and a fervent desire to organize the Brigade, Gary soon 
found these to be equally impossible tasks. A willing and 
capable worker, he could always be found in the midst 
of any company project. His friendly manner and ability 
to take ribbing contributed much to the congenial atmos- 
phere always to be found in his room. His excellent 
grades demonstrate well his ability to apply himself fully 
to any task. A notable BAC man, Gary may always be 
remembered for a certain Army game balloon. With grad- 
uation, the Academy's loss will be the Navy's gain. 

NEIL MAXWELL BRENNAN Edgewater, Maryland 

Born right here in our own Academy Hospital, Neil 
has lived in Annapolis all his life. He graduated from 
Annapolis High School in 1962 where he excelled in 
student government activities. Always an avid sports 
fan, Neil took naturally to the Academy intramural pro- 
gram, with Batt football, swimming, water polo, and 
company fieldball his major fields of endeavor. Close 
to home as he was, Neil will be remembered for "Mom 
Brennan's" chow packages and the many good times 
spent water skiing on the South River. Academically, 
Neil had little trouble attaining the Superintendent's list 
continually throughout his four years. Always in an easy 
going nature, Neil will be a welcome addition in his 
chosen field somewhere in Navy Line. 


Sherman, Texas 

While a senior at Sherman High in his hometown near 
Dallas, Texas, Gary decided to come to the Naval Acad- 
emy. Being an outstanding student and a good all-around 
athlete, this was an easy goal. Continuing his football 
efforts at USNA, Gary became an important member of 
the Big Blue Team. His four years on the Severn have 
not changed his love for Texas and he is always ready to 
defend it as the best part of the country. The big likeable 
Texan is best known for his wild dancing, his way (?) 
with women, his great personality, and his wry sense of 
humor. No matter which branch of the service Gary 
chooses, it will receive an outstanding officer. 









Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Being both the son and the brother of Naval aviators, 
Fred's homes were varied, but the Gregg family finally 
settled in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This diversified back- 
ground was reflected in his interests and talents which 
varied from sports cars and classical music, to sports 
and a healthy interest in the opposite sex. While earning 
a major in Italian, Fred maintained a good grade average 
in all of his courses. Though Fred's athletic endeavors 
were not on the Varsity field, his performance and de- 
termination for many company and battalion sports 
squads, were certainly of a varsity caliber. His ability 
to make friends and get the job done well will make him 
a welcome addition to Naval Aviation. 

STANLEY ROBERT HOLM, JR. Norfolk, Virginia 

After graduation from his hometown high school in 
Norfolk, Stan attended Columbian Prep in Washington, 
D.C. After coming to the Academy, he earned his letter 
on the Plebe golf team, and later proved himself an able 
competitor on the company soccer and football teams. 
Weekends found Stan dragging his fiancee, whom he'll 
marry shortly after the caps go in the air. Always calm 
and composed, "Housch" has a good, and usually humor- 
ous word for every occasion. Navy Line will obtain a fine 
officer as Stan, a Navy junior, will take to the fleet the 
fine qualities tha"t made him everybody's respected friend 
at the Academy. 






Dennis Patrick James — or Pat, as most know him — 
was one of the most likeable men of '66. He came to the 
muggy Mid-Atlantic from the cool northland of Anchor- 
age, Alaska. A.J. (as others knew him), left his television 
production activities at home to spend time at USNA 
managing the crew team and participating in company 
athletics; Pat's two major time consumers were the 
usual: academics and the blue trampoline, though his 
penchant for dragging good-looking women cannot be 
overlooked, either. Although more than once the Aca- 
demic Departments did battle with our hero Yukon (as 
still others knew him), he continually showed the "enemy" 
his ability to recoil and gain final victory. If Pat's eyes 
hold out, the Navy will be gaining a dedicated F-4 pilot; 
if not, the destroyer forces will gam a "dedicated Destroy- 

JOSEPH WILLIAM KIM III Irwin, Pennsylvania 

Bill started his college career by thumbing' through a 
pile of scholarship offers. The bright Student Council Pres- 
sident settled on Crabtown. Bill arrived disguised as an 
average plebe, hiding an intellectual grab-bag under a 
distinctly civilian bearing. As plebe summer tore away 
at this veil, it also freed the contents of the secret sac. 
Subtle wit, blatant puns, academic stars and intent per- 
ception effused in endless numbers. Once freed, they 
joined forces with Bill's diverse and enthusiastic athletic 
abilities, his unique sort of individualism and a Penn- 
sylvania brand of courtesy to highlight an outstanding 


Birmingham, Alabama 

Skipper, hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, had aspi- 
rations of representing the Blue and Gold on the basket- 
ball court. However, his talents were diverted into the 
chemistry lab. Even though Skip had more enthusiasm 
for his guitar and weekends, he consistently came up 
with high grades. With his guitar he developed his taste 
for folk music. With his weekends he relieved the tensions 
of the week. His dynamic personality and ever present 
smile will brighten up any dull moment he may find in 
Naval Aviation. 








Greenwood, Wisconsin 

Jerry left the peace and quiet of a Greenwood, Wis- 
consin dairy farm to join our class at USNA and dis- 
played his ability to excel from the moment he arrived. 
He was active in sports, exhibiting a strong desire for 
competition. Known throughout his class for his good 
nature, Jerry was always willing to help his classmates 
in any way he could. He always found time for his 
favorite pastimes: Saturday night movies, Submarine 
sandwiches, and a quiet walk through Annapolis. Upon 
graduation, Jerry hopes to see the world through the 
eyes of Naval Aviation. Twenty years with Uncle Sam is 
Jerry's goal, and one can be sure he will serve well. 


Toledo, Ohio 

Although no observant person could tell from his talk 
of the "Buckeyes," the Big Ten, and the Midwest, John 
came to the Academy from Toledo, Ohio. His active high 
school years were busy as John excelled in athletics and 
student activities. John didn't stop there but went ahead 
full steam actively participating in company sports and 
leadership, constantly working hard to get the most from 
his studies. John will always be remembered for his good- 
natured attitude towards the Academy and his ability 
to never rest on his laurels. Whether it be hearty good- 
natured fun, a practical joke on his roommates, or just 
good honest work, John is sure to have his hand in the 
midst of it doing an outstanding job. The soldiers of 
the sea are certain to obtain a dedicated officer and leader 
when John turns in his middy blues for the Marine Corps 










Lubbock, Texas 

Doug came to USNA from Texas Tech via the U. S. 
Navy — with the full cooperation of Texas Tech. An 
old Napster, Doug's interest in the Navy is acquiring a 
set of gold wings. Not particularly devoted to academics, 
Doug -is remembered more for his spirit and fire on 
the sports field than his time with the books. A thought- 
ful person, Doug's concern for his classmates was an 
evident trait. Well liked, Doug has a sense of humor 
and carefree manner that cover a marked capability 
for handling people and tasks assigned. With four years 
behind him, Doug looks forward to Naval Aviation — Best 
of luck and happy landings, Lynch. 


Bright and bushy-tailed, Dick left a memory-filled year 
at the University of Michigan for a sojourn of four 
years upon the banks of the Severn. An avid pursuer 
of knowledge, he maintained stars easily. A competitive 
and aggressive spirit found expression upon the soccer 
and rugby fields, as well as over the course around Hospi- 
tal Point. Hailed as the shortest midshipman in the com- 
pany, Dick, nevertheless thought big — as he expressed 
it, "small in stature, but big in spirit." Perhaps more 
descriptive would be, "the spirit is willing, but the 
flesh is weak," for Dick certainly never neglected 
the finer aspects of life — the tender sex. Much to his 
roommates' chagrin, a stack of letters from his "O.A.O.'s" 
perpetually awaited his attention. Dick aims for the 
Judge Advocate General's Corps and with his customary 
drive and perseverance, is certain to attain that goal. 



Although he now calls Layton, Utah, his home, Pete 
has lived in a variety of interesting places, including one 
year in Italy and two in Germany. After spending a year 
at Weber College in Utah, and sixteen months in the 
Marine Corps, he arrived at U.S.N.A. with a wealth of 
education and practical experience already behind him. 
Since then his activities and interests have become even 
more varied, and depending on the season, you may 
find him rowing varsity crew, diving with the Scuba 
Club, acting in the Masqueraders' production, or going 
on Foreign Relations trips. His quick wit, winning smile, 
and determined outlook have already made Pete many 
friends, and his drive, ability, and dedication will serve 
him and his country well when he again dons Marine 


Duluth, Minnesota 

In coming to the Academy, Denny, a snowman from 
northern Minnesota, fulfilled a longtime ambition. At 
first, his bouts with the Academic Departments met with 
little success. With determination and much weekend 
study, his tactics improved as did his grades until he 
consistently had high marks. Denny also actively partici- 
pated in Varsity Baseball as a manager and was known 
for his always present smile given him by the team. 
Though Academics and sports as well as the Public Re- 
lations Club were important to him, he managed to re- 
main active in NACA, OCU, and Sunday School. Denny's 
enthusiasm for the Navy and never-ending quest for 
knowledge will make him a welcome member of Admiral 
Rickover's happy crew. 







LAWRENCE "L" STEWART Louisville, Kentucky 

A southern gentleman of the first order, Larry possesses 
all the attributes of a mellow aristocracy: dignity, honor, 
loyalty, humour, and pretty girls! "Hey, Larry, I under- 
stand you're dating a beautiful girl from the University 
of Maryland this weekend. How 'bout giving me her 
name and phone number?" Thus launched out the 
door by the familiar cry of his classmates, Larry, a 
connoisseur of life's special graces, embarked upon a 
typical weekend. After spending an enjoyable year at 
the University of Louisville, Larry came to these sacred 
grounds where he quickly displayed his talent in crew, 
rugby, and academics. His exasperating sense of humour, 
his rapidly thinning blonde locks and his all around affa- 
bility will be definitely missed when Larry pins on either 
the oak leaf of the Supply Corps or the dolphins of the 
Submarine Service. 

PAUL FARRELL STRAIN Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

"Cheeks" or pedantic Paul, as he is affectionately known 
by his classmates, has continually taken a "strain" ever 
since he first stormed these hallowed grounds. A master 
Varsity debater and a rugby player during his tenure, 
Paul has been a veritable fountain of inspiration, intel- 
lectualism, politics, and humour. "Be careful during your 
big debate today, Paul, we'd hate to see you pull a 
muscle carrying all those big heavy books!" But perhaps 
his most outstanding features — those sources of ceaseless 
amazement — are the two bright rosy red spots that seem 
to be perpetually shining in Paul's cheeks. No stranger to 
the finer things in life (including aptitude and aca- 
demics) Paul should go far in his chosen field of law 
with the Judge Advocate General's Corps. 

JOHN RALPH THOMPSON Arlington, Virginia 

Straight from O'Connell High, John's four years were 
never spent far from his home in Arlington, Virginia. 
Lonesome most of youngster year, his outlook brightened 
considerably when his OAO transferred to Dunbarton 
College from Texas. Aside from dragging, John took an 
avid interest in intramural sports — especially heavy weight 
football where he was a big man on the line. Never 
particularly enthused by studies, he displayed a marked 
ability to manhandle the Academic Departments from 
the conn of his Blue Trampoline. With Naval Aviation his 
goal, John's desire for his wings is not darkened by his 
four years of accomplished but insincere cynicism. Pos- 
sessed with a clear, sharp mind, John is an alert and 
capable person. A bright and promising career lies 
ahead — with possibly marriage and the "0" Club his 
only distraction from flying. 


"Aw, c'mon, Jack. Get up — it's reveille!" Thus began 
each new day for this son of the "Empire State." Arriv- 
ing from The Hotchkiss School, he soon accepted the 
good life in Maryland. After a brief career as an oarsman 
and two years of basketball, Jack settled down to being 
a mainstay of the Company basketball and cross country 
teams. Not caring much for the drudgery of academics, 
Jack preferred a life of wine, women, and song — a fervent 
devotee to good music and the blue trampoline, much 
trampled we might add. With his easy going acceptance 
of life, ready sense of humor, and gregarious personality, 
Jack can anticipate a well filled and rewarding future. 
Best of luck! 







JOHN FRANKLIN WILSON Garden Grove, California 

John, a Navy junior calling Garden Grove, California, 
his home town, came to the Academy straight from high 
school. During plebe year, he excelled on the plebe 
basketball team, but discovered that the intramural sports 
program was better suited to his study and sleep schedule. 
Obviously enthused with academics, John could usually 
be found in the pad or playing bridge. John is most fam- 
ous for his self-confidence and his saying "I got to admit, 
guys, I am . . . ." Extremely enthused with travel be- 
cause of his trip to Europe second class summer, John 
has an undying interest in seeing the rest of the world. 
After graduation, John is looking forward to a success- 
ful career with the fleet. 


San Fernando, California 

Bob came to us as an Ail-American football player 
from Pierce Junior College near his native city, Los 
Angeles. Football has remained as one of his many out- 
standing contributions to the Naval Academy and he is 
one of two members of his class expected to win a third 
letter in this sport. In addition to being an outstanding 
athlete, he is one of the best liked and most respected 
members of the Brigade. When elected Class Vice Presi- 
dent, he did much to help both his classmates and school. 
Grades have never bothered him even though much of 
his time has been spent on other activities. Away from 
school, he has the reputation for having a way with the 
opposite sex, which can only be admired by his fellow 
midshipmen. With his many outstanding qualities and 
great leadership potential, he is a "cinch" to make a 
good Naval aviator. 




Back Row: D. C. Lucas, K. P. Barausky, D. A. Down- 
ing, D. J. Tate, W. M. Sherer, R. C. Smith, Jr., J. 
M. McClendon. Third Row. D. C. Ogden, T. A. 
Christopher, R. 8. Campbell, C. R. Eisenbach, R. A. 
Roll, T. P. Lange, M. R. Singleton. Second Row: W. 

E. Thompson, Sr., M. A. Harkins, Jr., R. R. Johnson, 
J. L. Conn, P. V. Dabbieri, Jr., T. H. Hollander, R. 

F. Scott. Front Row: J. W. Davison, J. C. Scalzo, 
R. P. Allen, J. A. Heimer, V. E. Wright, C. J. 



to be prepared for war is one of the most 

effectual means of preserving peace. 

george Washington 



Back Row: C. A. Plyler, Jr., M. H. Floom, Jr., A. 
A. Rasmussen, D. P. Kimball, J. S. Doyle, P. J. 
Curtis, B. V. Burrow. Third Row: S. E. Miltko, J. W. 
Bohlig, R. O. Carlock, P. H. Wagner, H. F. Car- 
penter, T. F. Neville, L. G. McConnell, G. W. Mayer, 

J. F. Olsen, J. R. Dew, P. C. Farmer, W. T. Ober, 
J. C. Klein, F. K. Holian. Fronf Row: R. W. Beck- 
with, R. O. Stuedemann, M. A. Gunther, G. L. 
Breeden, P. S. Snell, W. T. Collins. Absent: K. L. 
Pyle, J. M. Porter. 


Back Row: R. L. Christenson, D. S. Bishop, R. C. 
Hood, III, S. R. Antrim, Jr., J. C. Van Dyk, Jr., J. A. 
Brock, D. G. McPeek, J. P. Bessey, D. M. Enman, D. 
N. Chase. Third Row: R. C. Lottie, B. L. Specht, R. W. 
Pike, J. B. Padgett, III, J. S. Van Pelt, J. D. Crawford, 
D. M. Kalb, R. D. Knowlton. Second Row: R. E. 

Frangione, J. M. King, R. H. Briggs, D. L. Prosser, 
M. J. Worley, L. O. Gardner, Jr., N. H. Morgan, Jr., 
T. R. Fedyszyn. Front Row: J. M. Croake, C. S. Far- 
rell, Jr., J. B. O'Rourke, D. E. Freed, T. L. Brown, A. 
S. Conlon, S. T. Linder. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Capt. Browne 

fall set stripers 

J. A. Long, Ill-Cdr.; J. B. Fesler-Sub.; W. H. Massicot-C.P.O. 

J. A. Long, III— Cdr.; C. E. Waterman— Sub.; F. Barbero, Jr., C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

W. S. Barr— Co. Cdr.; W. C. Hancock— Co. Sub.; A. AA. Franzitta- 







FRANK BARBERO JR. Alexandria, Virginia 

Rick, or "Barbs" as he was affectionately called by 
his enemies; came to us as a Navy junior; directly from 
high school. He was always fulfilling his role as a 
"three-ring circus" by constantly keeping his classmates 
in laughs, and he was soon one of the most popular 
members of the class of '66. With all his shenanigans, 
Rick always found sufficient time for studies and extra- 
curricular activities. Rick begins his Naval career with 
great anticipation and is a sure bet for instant success. 

WILLIAM SIAU BARR Georgetown, South Carolina 

Willy hails from the relative warmth of South Carolina, 
a feature he always felt and could be heard loudly ex- 
pressing that old Annapolis lacked. Having already com- 
pleted one plebe year at The Citadel, he found no diffi- 
culty with his second here at the Academy. Academics 
always came easy to Bill, the arts being his weakness 
while he excelled in all forms of math. Having been ac- 
cepted into the Majois Program at the end of youngster 
year, he had to spend many long weekends keeping up 
on his studies. His athletic ability and spirit on the 
playing field were always a welcome sight to any team. 
Bill's love for the blue trampoline amazed many and 
he frequently only came to the surface to eat. Known 
and respected by his classmates for his quick wit and 
willingness to help, Bill will be remembered by all. His 
personality and drive have served him well and will 
insure his success in the years to come. 






Bob, the "Clifton Comet," descended upon the Naval 
Academy from Clifton, New Jersey, with stars in his 
eyes. Soon the stars were on his collar. Although faith- 
ful to his studies, Bob always found time for outside 
reading along the line of humanities. Bob used the 
same dedication and determination in athletics as he 
did on the books. His hustle wore down many a bigger 
opponent. Bob, although naturally quiet and unassuming, 
left no one safe from his witticisms and dry humor. 
Bob, always the level headed one in any crowd, can 
be depended upon for his high spirits. Nothing will keep 
Bob from succeeding on the outside in a like manner. 


Miami, Florida 

Ron came to the Academy from Miami Edison, where 
he made High School Ail-American in football. He is 
well-known to the Brigade for his participation on the 
Varsity Football Team, but he is better known to his 
classmates for his good humor. It has often been said 
that if you can't find Ron dragging or working out, 
you will find him entertaining his friends. Youngster 
cruise inspired Ron to a life in the Corps, Marine or 
Supply. In either case, Ron will be a fine officer. 

JEFFREY BLAIR FESLER Marysville, Pennsylvania 

Enroute to the Naval Academy from his hometown 

of Marysville, Pennsylvania, Jeff spent one year at the 
Pennsylvania State University. After spending his first 
year at the Academy on the plebe cross-country and 
track teams, he turned his attention to Company sports. 
In intramural competition, he was active in volleyball, 
basketball, and an outstanding runner on the cross-country 
team. In the field of academics, he was able to main- 
tain a Superintendent's List average with a minimum 
effort and was often found giving academic help to a 
classmate. Academically, his attention was focused on 
the Engineering Department and an engineering major. 
With his determined spirit and his engineering electives 
to aid him, Jeff should be able to fulfill his ambition 
and enter the CEC after graduation. , 


Brooklyn, Neiv York 

The "Italian fireplug" was noted for his quick wit and 
friendly personality. Never one to shy away from a good 
time, Tony was always the life of a party and was 
seldom without the company of an equally fun loving 
young lady. Tony had a serious side, too, and was one 
of the outstanding scholars of the company. Always high 
on the Superintendent's List and wearing stars to prove 
his excellence, Tony could be counted upon to help his 
slower classmates. His big sport at Navy was gymnastics 
and though he had little earlier experience, he proved 
a valuable addition to the varsity team. For most, his 
life would have been a back breaking grind, but he 
seemed to have time for everything, including time for 
one of his favorite activities — sleeping. Tony hasn't de- 
cided, yet, what service would benefit most from his bound- 
less energy, but whatever his choice, Tony is sure to be 
one of the top in his field. 









Minnetonka, Minnesota 

Coming to the Academy right out of high school in 
Minnetonka, Minnesota, Bill soon settled into the life at 
Navy. With a ready smile and friendly word, he quickly 
made many close friends. Not one to shirk hard work, Bill 
has spent many fruitful hours with the books. Although 
not one of the top few students, he has kept a respectable 
average and never had much worry when the finals 
rolled around. Bill was an active member of Company 
sports squads such as lightweight football, softball, and 
cross-country; and although a knee injury slowed him 
down a little, Bill was still a valuable member of any 
team he was a part of. During second class summer at 
Pensacola, he decided he didn't have the stomach for 
the Flyboy's life. While Navy Line is famous for motion, 
too, Bill thinks he's better suited for this life. No matter 
what branch he enters, Bill will be sure to do an out- 
standing job. 

EUGENE ROY HARDMAN Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Geno came to the Academy after spending two years 
at New Mexico Military Institute, where he was twice 
a Junior College All-American in both football and base- 
ball. Once he got here, he continued where he left off 
by being elected captain of his undefeated plebe team. 
Since he was ineligible to compete in varsity sports his 
senior year, he left an outstanding record for the two 
years he did play. He was one of the finest inside line- 
backers ever to play at Navy, and he led the baseball 
team in numerous categories as a third-sacker. He chose 
to lend his basketball ability to the company, and led 
it to several Regimental and Brigade championships. A 
natural athlete and leader, he had his bouts with studies, 


but he never let them get the best of him, and he always 
ended up on top. He will long be . remembered for his 
patented walk, his way with women, and the amity in 
which he held all his classmates. The Marine Corps will 
receive an excellent officer when Gene graduates. 







HARRY GENE HENDERSON Sistersville, West Virginia 

Sisterville, West Virginia, sent Harry to the Naval 
Academy straight out of high school. His easy going 
manner and humor enabled him to make friends quickly 

The morning after the night after Army? 

among his classmates. Although the Academic Depart- 
ments did not list Harry among their star students, he 
never let them get the best of him. His determination kept 
his grades high enough to find him around when the 
next semester started. When Harry was not working on 
grades, he could usually be found using the Academy's 
athletic facilities. He was a welcome addition to any of 
the Company sports squads. Among the sports he par- 
ticipated in were soccer, lightweight football, and soft- 
ball. He enjoyed spending his second class summer on the 
Plebe Detail. He also rated high on his list of likes de- 
stroyers, liberty, and girls, but not necessarily in that 
order. Harry is a dedicated Naval officer and will make 
a fine addition to the Fleet. 


Coming to the Academy after a great high school 
career, not only in athletics, but in academic endeavors 
as well, Chris picked up right here right where he left 
off at Regis High School. Playing football and lacrosse 
have taken up a great deal of Chris' time, but left 
enough for Chris to keep his average above 3.00. This 
is a great accomplishment for any person, and, for a mid- 
shipman, it is the mark of great individual effort. With 
all this, Chris has still found the time to enjoy the finer 
points of our local area, which include the young ladies 
of Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington. Good times 
are never far away from where Chris decides to roam. 
With a love for the air, Chris hopes for a career in avia- 
tion. He has given part of himself to the Naval Academy, 
and, no matter what he decides to do after graduation, 
the service will benefit with his presence. 



Rochester, New York 


George, a native of Rochester, New York, came to the 
shores of the Severn after spending a year at Bullis 
Prep School. A fine athlete, he displayed his prowess 
in Company fieldball and Battalion football and is, no 
doubt, well remembered by those who competed against 
him. A fierce competitor in academics, he waged quite 
a few hard fought campaigns in this department, man- 
aging each time to prove that they couldn't keep a 
good man down. When not studying, George could usually 
be found sailing on the bay or escorting some fair lass. 
Aviation summer convinced George where his future 
would lie. With his aggressive personality and his ability 
to get a job done well, George will be a welcome addition 
to the ranks of Navy Air. 

FRANK BOYD KELLER Johnstown, Pennsylvania 

Boyd came to the Naval Academy straight from the hills 
of western Pennsylvania. He found life here quite dif- 
ferent from that of his high school days in Johnstown, 
Pennsylvania, but made a successful adjustment to life at 
the Academy. Boyd was best known for his exploits on 
the Thompson Field and Field House tracks. He excelled 
in the 440 and mile-relay for six seasons, earning his 
first "N" during his youngster year. Boyd was also known 
for his weekends at the Academy, for few passed without 
him escorting some lovely young lady to one of the events 
in the yard. Probably more than his exploits on the 
track, Boyd was known for the tremendous amount of 
time spent in bed. He probably set an all time record 
for sleeping, for few free periods passed without finding 
him there. At present, Boyd is leaning towards a career 
in Navy Line, where he will certainly make a fine officer. 






Tavares, Florida 

When Dave was a junior at Whittier High School in 
Whittier, California, he decided that the Navy offered a 
career that was to his liking. He joined the reserves, 
hoping to get into the NROTC program. Nearing the end 
of his senior year, he found himself, through a mix up in 
papers, in the big gray fleet as an enlisted man. This did 
not hinder him, and through hard work and good fore- 
sight, he ended up at the Naval Academy after three years. 
Dave will undoubtedly be of great service to his country 
through his great mind and constant wit. To many people, 
the most unforgettable person they know; he is a man 





who can come up with the wrong formula and the right 
answer every time. CEC or Supply Corps are his am- 
bitions after graduation and either will gain a fine of- 
ficer in Dave. 


Steve, more commonly known as Lou, came to us here 
on the banks of the Severn from the banks of Charles 
Street just thirty minutes north in Baltimore. Leub's 
athletic abilities were put to good use on varsity rosters, 
as well as in intramurals, as he was a member of the 
varsity track squad. Academics always came easily for 
Steve where he gained his stars for a semester and the 
Superintendent's List for another. A fond lover of the 
blue trampoline, one could usually find Lou during his 
waking hours working out on it or studying the fine 
weave of his bedspread. An avid sports fan, we will 
always remember Lou at the games, warming up for the 
victory celebrations afterwards. Youngster Cruise con- 
vinced Steve that ships were not for him, and he leaned 
toward a career in the Marine Corps. His wit, personality, 
and winning smile will always be remembered and should 
follow him throughout his career. 


Catonsville, Maryland 

Jim, better known as Jace to his friends, hails from the 
friendly town of Catonsville just outside Baltimore. Liv- 
ing so close proved to be an advantage that found him 
home during leave periods before most of us even got 
to the airports. Squeak, as he was called by his team- 
mates on the lacrosse field, spent a year at NAPS prep- 
ping before coming to Navy to earn a position on the 
starting midfield of the National Championship team. 
Lacrosse was Jim's first love, but he never let the Aca- 
demic Departments get the best of him. Youngster year 


found him being accepted into the majors program. An 
aspirant of Navy Air, Jim found second class summer 
and Pensacola to be a turning point in his life in more 
than one way. Jim's wit, drive and personality have won 
him the respect and friendship of many at the Academy, 
a trait that should insure him a very successful Navy 



Phenix City, Alabama 

Bill came to the Naval Academy after a year at Marion 
Military Academy, which amply prepared him for plebe 
year and adjustment to Navy life. Coming from Phenix 
City, Alabama, Bill's biggest problem seemed to be in 
adjusting to Maryland's outstanding climate, and figuring 
out what snow was. After a photo finish with the Engineer- 
ing Department plebe year, Bill did well academically. 
An avid fan of contact sports, Bill played Battalion Foot- 
ball, Company Fieldball, and was in charge of company 
fourth class carrier landing practice. With his warm per- 
sonality and fun loving attitude, Bill was always available 
for a good time. At present, he has his mind set on Navy 
Line, where his dedication and good nature should make 
him a fine officer. 


New York City, New York 

Gene, a native of Queens, New York, came to the 
Naval Academy at the tender age of 17. In high school, 
"the Pear" was voted "All-City" in basketball and base- 
ball. Stepping further on, he attended Bullis Prep, where 
he was voted captain of the basketball and baseball teams. 
On June 27, 1962, Gene started his career as an officer, 
proving his worth once again on the courts and fields of 

A jack of all trades, "Chins" (which is only one of 
the affectionate names his classmates have tagged on him) 
wore stars during his second class year. Between athletics 

and academics, Gene always had time to enjoy the extra- 
curricular activities. He dances like a swan, drinks like 
a fish, and swims like a rock. After filling several brown 
paper bags second class summer, Gene decided to go 
into the Marines. His extremely easy-going character will 
provide good material for a fine officer. 










ROSS NEWTON REEVES Marietta, Georgia 

The Confederacy's gift to the Naval Academy, Rusty's 
southern charm rubbed off on everyone he met. Numerous 
young ladies will attest to this fact. His easy-going per- 
sonality makes Rusty easy to get along with. His athletic 
ability is seen in- whatever he decides to take up. With 
a great high school athletic career behind him, Rusty 
helped the 14th company football and basketball teams 
to impressive records. With a keen interest in aviation, 
Rusty hasn't decided whether he will try the Marine or 
Naval branch of flying. Whichever one he chooses, the 
service will benefit. 


Omaha, Nebraska 

Dale came to the Naval Academy from Omaha, Ne- 
braska, with a wide background in athletics. He was a 
walking baseball record book; he continued to excel in 
intramurals, and his hustle on the athletic field was a 
constant inspiration to all. One truly could not say Dale 
agreed with the policies of the executive department dur- 
ing his four years at USNA; his humorous and care- 
free attitude made him a'favorite of everyone he was as- 
sociated with. The fastest of plebes, he was known 
for running the upperclass. Dale spent most of his leisure 
time reading, sleeping or trying to impress the members 
of the opposite sex, but not necessarily in that order. 
Because of his pleasant nature, dedication and interest 
in others, Dale can truly look forward to a successful and 
rewarding career. 



South Holland, Illinois 

Chuck, who came to us from "land-locked" South Hol- 
land, Illinois, adapted quickly to the Navy way of life. He 
readily spread his name through the ranks of '66 by means 
of his "attention worlds" during our plebe summer. A 
constant source of inspiration, Chuck always came through 
with a smile when the going got rough and a wise word 
of advice when we got too cocky. An outstanding tennis 
and squash player, Chuck fought hard and well in ath- 
letics as well as for all his beliefs. The Class of 1966 
owes Chuck words of gratitude for doing a great job 
as chairman of our Ring and Crest Committee. 


Cherry Point, North Carolina 

Chick came to the Academy after one year at Duke 
University. His previous life as a service junior made 
him quite well-travelled, having lived in such places as 
Hawaii and the Dominican Republic. An ardent sailor, 
Chick was one of the best foredeck captains the "Royono" 
has ever seen. If you had a question on anything, from 
aviation to how to tie a bow tie, Chick usually knew the 
answer or found it out for you. He was always available 
for a game of football, soccer, bridge, or a round in the 
ring or on the mat and was a formidable opponent in 
all of them. On just about any given night, you could find 
Chick burning the midnight oil. Chick has his sights set 
on Marine Corps aviation and will no doubt be a fine of- 
ficer and excellent aviator. 








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Back Row: Tom Kent, C. W. Huey, S. A. Schwarting, 
R. H. Purnell, D. B. Costello, T. C. Markley, A. E. 
Lawver, W. Idsinga. Third Row: J. J. Krolberg, D. J. 
Healy, E. J. Brennan, R. E. Clymer, J. R. Thompson, 

D. V. McGinn, P. J. Browny. Second Row: D. E. Fer- 
guson, R. E. Pelot, Jr., J. E. Christensen, Jr., R. W. 
Gouk, D. H. Julier. Front Row: G. Philip, III, D. P. 
Waid, M. D. Martin, J. O. Nuzzo, B. R. Lakefield. 


the sea never changes, and its works, for all 
the talk of men, are wrapped in mystery. 

Joseph conrad 





Back Row: E. J. Sullivan, F. A. Swenson, C. M. 
Wright, E. D. Ammerman, J. K. Sikes, J. Coles. Third 
Row: B. D. O'Connor, J. D. Owens, S. Beck, R. E. 
Griffin, J. J. Kavale, J. Zaijecek. Second Row: W. 

Dixon, R. T. Holmes, J. K. Gates, J. Southerland, S. 
Daneher. Front Row; W. Washer, C. Climer, W. C. 
Ruch, D. R. H. Young. 



Bade Row: T. J. McKeon, K. L. Smith, P. W. Kruse, 
E. M. Brelsford, C. L. Deets, K. W. Elderkin, R. I 
Lyles, T. J. Sullivan, R. A. Tolhurst, J. L. Jimenez 
Third Row: O. B. Stratvert, L. J. Brenner, R. E. Mc 
Phillips, S. H. Larsen, J. E. Gantley, C. S. Frogley 
D. M. Murphy, W. F. Clifford, J. J. Norconk. Sec- 

ond Row: F. D. Puncke, A. N. Barden, D. R. Schatz, 
W. R. Giraldi, E. R. Langston, T. L Barrows, R. J. 
Bartlett, L. D. McCumbeY. Front Row: C. L. Butler, 
G. J. Saunders, T. E. Hollingsworth, H. G. Dudley, 
R. A. Woodworth, D. C. Jarrett, C. P. McClain. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Kuheneman 

fall set stripers 

R. C. Spayde-Cdr.; K. L. Hoff, Jr.-Sub.; R. M. Henzi-C.P.O. 

R. M. Keeley— Cdr.; R. B. Hill— Sub.; T. C. Ragland— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

R. B. Hill— Cdr.; J. F. Stinnett— Sub.; J. E. Koons— C.P.O. 





ROBERT FRANK BANDY Baltimore, Maryland 

Bob hails from Baltimore, Maryland. Before coming to 
Navy, he attended New Mexico Military Institute where 
he was a standout in basketball. 

While at Navy, Bob was very popular with his class- 
mates, noted especially for his fast wit and humor. He 
was also active in Brigade activities, being a Brigade 
Activities Representative and a member of the "N" 

Bob also distinguished himself in sports as a standout 
member on Navy's Lacrosse Squad. 

After graduation, Bob is thinking about Navy Line 
but has an eye on Naval Aviation. No matter what Bob de- 
cides, his classmates are sure he will be an outstanding 

after completing his secondary schooling in various West 
Coast high schools. Never held back by academics, he 
became an active participant in intramural sports where 
he excelled in soccer and softball. Needing a further out- 
let for his excess spirit, Frank took up varsity cheerlead- 
ing; however, it was rumored that his most agile efforts 
often occurred after the game. At to most midshipmen, 
liberty took a high priority in Frank's life, and he was 
never to be found wasting weekend time on studies. 
When the Executive Department attempted to change this 
attitude via restriction, he would counter by sharpening 
his bridge skills. Although still undecided, Frank is lean- 
ing strongly toward a career in Naval Aviation. No matter 
which way he turns, we are sure the Fleet will get a fine 

ROBERT GRANT BRICE Covington, Kentucky 

Bob came to USNA from Covington, Kentucky, after 
a year at the University of Kentucky. A sense of humor 
and friendly disposition helped him adjust to the military 
and make many friends among his classmates. When 
sports time came, he could be found putting on his Com- 
pany's colors for a variety of sports, including basketball, 
which seemed to bring some sort of a mania over him. 
His dreamy road through academics, was a series of peaks 
and depressions, but contained no hard falls, and in the 
end, he stood well in his class. From his room could al- 
ways be heard the strains of his favorite Bluegrass music 
and although he spent many of his weekends burning 
late oil, when an overnight or leave came along, he could 
always be found setting out equipped with a smile and a 
pack of cigarettes. With his sense of humor and good 
disposition, Bob will always end up on his feet. 



FRANKLIN BURKHEAD JR. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Frank was born into a Navy family and came to USNA 






Scott was a native of nearby Catonsville, Maryland. Com- 
ing straight out of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, he 
validated a few courses and took many advanced courses 
at USNA. He was one of the last of the members of the 
"Terrible Tenth" company, but despite this, his grades 
soared. As a result Scott was continually on the Super- 
intendent's List and wore stars. Although he studied hard 
during the week, the weekends were reserved for other 
"pursuits." He was a member of the French Club and 
the Foreign Relations Club. As for sports, Scott played 
fieldbrawl, varsity pad, cross country and was active in 
the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, going on several 
Bermuda Races. His love of the sea inspired him to a 
major in Oceanography along with other majors in 
French and Weapons. Despite his tendency to kid the 
"gung-ho" boys, he was especially proud of his qualifi- 
cation as a Navy Scuba Diver. As for the future, Scott 
wants a lifetime career in the surface Navy saying, "The 
smaller the better." With his enthusiasm, Scott will go 
far in this man's Navy. 


ROBERT MICHAEL HENZI Sikeston, Missouri 

Mike was a prospective law student at Mizzou before 
Navy Blue and Gold drew him to Annapolis from Sikeston, 
Missouri. One of the last men to go through plebe year 
in the old "Terrible Tenth," Mike moved up to the Fif- 
teenth Company at the end of youngster year. Though 
he enjoys the company of young ladies, Mike thinks 
he would like to remain a bachelor for awhile. But 
then . . . who knows? Mike definitely liked to wrestle 
and to run, to kick the ball on the soccer field and to 
fight for it in the fieldbrawl games. He also put in a 
season with the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron. Per- 
aps it was this which convinced Mike that he wanted 
to concentrate on a career in Nuclear Fast Attack Sub-, 

marines. With this in mind, Mike bore down on his 
studies, going after a math major, taking humanities 
overloads here and there, and even winning the struggle 
for the stars. With his motivation and determination, this 
man from Missouri will go far in whatever branch of the 
service he chooses to enter. 

WAYNE EARL HICKS Somerville, New Jersey 

After twice winning the New Jersey state wrestling 
championships, Wayne left his beloved Somerville to 
wrestle for Navy. Emerging undefeated plebe year, he 
went on to win the Easterns as a youngster. Wayne's 
wrestling prowess was only exceeded by his intellectual 
ability. His amazingly quick mind and phenomenal power 
of concentration has enabled him to continually main- 
tain an above star average while logging more hours in 
bed than the Brigade's biggest loafer. Business is business 
with Wayne, but when he plays, he does just that. His 
search for the depth of life has led him into many an 
"0" club bar and many a young lady's heart. Wayne 
was a past master at anything from going over the wall 
to avoiding the detection of the icebox he kept in his 
room. Combining a hilarious sense of humor with a pro- 
found singlemindedness, Wayne's straightforward per- 
sonality has won him the friendship and respect of many. 
In the future, Wayne's plans are vaguely pointed in two 
directions. First, he hopes to make the 1968 Olympics, 
and then make his first million. Whatever his chosen 
groove, he will undoubtedly make a deep mark. 

ROGER B. HILL Phoenix, Arizona 

Rog came to the Academy after spending one year 
at Arizona State University, where he was known to his 
fraternity brothers as one who never let academics inter- 
fere with the pursuit of a happy and leisurely way of life. 
He nearly forfeited his reputation during plebe year when 
he qualified for the Superintendent's List, but with the ad- 






vent of youngster year and his resultant discovery of the 
pleasures of his bed, he reverted to his normal self. 
When considering the love Rog had for the unconscious 
state, one is hard pressed to comprehend where he found 
the time to devote to company sports and Brigade boxing 
competition; but somehow he found the time and he al- 
ways succeeded in making his presence felt. 

Despite his adoration of the Great God of Sleep, Rog 
was able to ascribe a modicum of time to remaining on 
friendly terms with the Academic Departments. He had his 
more serious side, too, and he never failed to meet the 
rigid standards he set for himself. He commanded the 
respect of those around him; his quiet self-confidence 
and determination will enable him to carry this trait 
into the fleet and will make him an efficient and respected 
Naval officer. 


After spending four years at St. Ignatius High School 
in Chicago, Illinois, Ken entered the Academy with the 
determination to do well and well he did. The rigors of 
academic life always proved to be a challenge for Ken 
which he could never pass up. His various academic en- 
deavors brought him a major in English Literature and 
a very well rounded education. Although always on the 
Superintendent's List, Ken also found time for a great 
deal of athletics. While at the Academy Ken participated 
in almost every type of athletics from Battalion wrestling 
to Company football at which he was always a star per- 
former. Ken was the spark of any party and will always 
be remembered for his standard after the game remark 
"Belly Up Boys." Nuclear Power looks promising for Ken 
now but the thrill of Naval Aviation may win him in the 

CHARLES ERIC JENKINS Rolling Hills, California 

Eric, more commonly known as "Jenks," brought his 


easygoing California manner to USNA after a two year 
interim from high school. Although he found Academy 
life quite different, his versatile personality and good 
sense of humor enabled him to adjust easily to his new 
environment. Being quite an outdoor man, Naval Academy 
athletics agreed well with Eric, and his athletic prowess 
gained him the respect of many an opponent. His spirit 
on and off the field was symbolic of his unfailing sports- 
manship. Perhaps his second love could be considered his 
guitar which not only provided him with entertainment, 
but also enabled him to steal the hearts of many young 
maidens. Jenks is a wonderful person to have as a friend. 
He is extremely loyal to what he believes and to whom 
he believes in. Eric is destined to be an asset to the 
service and his country. 




GARY RICHARD KAMP Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Gary was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 
where he attended Catholic Central High School. He won 
his appointment to the Academy through the Navy after 
a year at NAPS. The Academic Departments were his 
major hurdles as a midshipman, however, concentration 
and hard work always seemed to bring him through 
each year. On the athletic fields, he was active on his 
company's volleyball, cross country, squash, football, and 
fieldball teams. On weekends, he could be found either 
catching up on some well earned sleep or dragging one 
of the female population. His quiet easy-going personality 
stayed with him throughout his four years at the Acad- 
emy and made him well-liked by his classmates. After 
graduation, Gary is thinking about Naval Aviation, never- 
theless, whichever branch of the Naval Service he chooses, 
he will make a fine and dependable officer. 

CARL FRANCIS KAUFFMAN Falls Church, Virginia 

A Navy junior, Carl now calls Falls Church his home. 
He came to the Academy after graduating from St. John's 
College High School and spending a year in the Naval 
Reserve. Experience in athletic training served him well 
as manager in plebe and Varsity cross country and track. 
He helped the team spirit with timely quotes and be- 
came an important member of the team. Although Carl 
was not an academic "slash," an inquiring mind, which 
compelled him to analyze every situation thoroughly be- 
fore acting, enabled him to successfully run the academic 
gauntlet. This quality carried over to his studies, as he 
disliked "plugging formulae" without first understanding 
the concept. Carl plans on Navy Line after graduation 
where his desire for continual learning will prove in- 

"All right, let's have twenty good push ups." 




ROBERT MARTIN KEELEY Santa Cruz, California 

Bob left his California home in 1959 to seek his for- 
tune in the Navy. Always interested in improving him- 
self, he attended NAPS after having become a Third 
Class Engineman. From this latter achievement Bob came 
to be popularly known as "Snipe." Not being scientifically 
inclined, Snipe's happier academic hours were spent in 
E. H. & G. classes. It was here that he was able to 
exercise his capable ability to express himself through 
his hobby of creative writing. However, Bob had other 
means of expressing himself — on the athletic field few 
men were as competitive and as determined. He was al- 
ways a valuable asset to Company soccer, football and 
softball teams. 

While being extremely opposed to pettiness, Bob was 
conscientious and exerted noteworthy effort to do well 
any task that confronted him. 

Although Snipe's ambitions are directed toward a 
career in Naval Aviation, it is certain that whatever lies 
in his future will be met with determination and a desire 
to excel. 


Frank graduated from Baltimore's Southern High and 
attended NAPS before entering the Academy. Being a 
great all-around athlete, Frank was a member of two 
National Championship Teams at the Academy, soccer 
and lacrosse. He is always in the mood for Coney Island 
hotdogs and when on leave, you can usually find him 
at the kitchen table. Having a keen scent for sharp 
clothes, Frank is usually at the men's shop when not 
eating or participating in athletics. After graduation, 
Frank would like Navy Line out of Hawaii. 



Tulsa, Oklahoma 

After three successful years at Rogers High School in 
Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he excelled in both track and 
academics, Jim was quick to make his presence felt on 
both plebe and. Varsity track and cross country squads. 
Although never quite able to make the Superintendent's 
List, a keen, inquiring mind and a bent for math and 
science enabled him to compile a respectable academic 
record. An A-l Army killer, Jim ran on cross country 
squads which scored three consecutive victories over the 
Cadets each season. Despite an interest in aviation, eye- 
sight qualifications will force him to serve as an officer 
of the line. An inclination for success in all of his en- 
deavors will make Jim a credit to the profession. 








DAVID W. MATTIS Erie, Pennsylvania 

After one semester at Gannon College, Dave enlisted 
in the Navy. After Basic and a short time in the fleet, he 
reported to Naval Prep School and then finally arrived at 
Navy. As a member of the YP Squadron, Dave shows his 
prowess as a future line officer, but his heart is really 
set on Naval Aviation. Never an outstanding swimmer, Dave 
is sometimes referred to as the "rock." This nickname can 
also be used to indicate his disposition as a member of 
the Company fieldball team. Dave's good humor and 
his outstanding ability to understand and get along with 
others will make him a fine officer no matter what 
branch of the Navy he finally chooses. 


Coming from Richmond, Virginia, Tom brought to 
us a lively personality that always kept things from get- 
ting dull. Certainly no stranger to Navy ways, Tom en- 
tered the Academy via NAPS and a year in the fleet 
where he spent his time gathering knowledge by at- 
tending ET and Submarine School. Always one for 
action, "Rags" could be found aiding the cause of Com- 
pany sports by his efforts on the football field. Not one 
to specialize though, Tom was equally at home on the 
lacrosse or soccer field. Also an academic "slash," Tom 
had a habit of combining a modest start with a sizzling 
finish that earned him a place on the Superintendent's 
list plebe year and has since brought him consistent good 
grades. Always interested in people, Tom was also a 
member of the Foreign Relations Club. Upon graduation 
Tom is thinking about a career in Naval Aviation. What- 
ever his final choice will be, Tom's drive and determi- 
nation are sure to guarantee him a good measure of 

THEODORE LEE RICE Norfolk, Virginia 

Ted came to USNA right out of high school from Nor- 
folk, Virginia. A Navy junior he already knew a great 
deal about the Navy but had the usual problem of con- 
vincing the upperclass plebe year. Ted was an active 
participant in Company and Battalion sports. Rugby, 
cross-country and soccer became his favorites. Frequently 
on the Superintendent's List, academics were no prob- 
lem and his fluency in the Russian language should be 
of considerable help to him in his future career. His 
perpetual smile and easy-going manner made him well 
liked by all his classmates. Always a lady's man, Ted 
assumed the responsibilities of upperclass dragging with 
enthusiasm, as his pile of daily mail evidenced. A high 
degree of motivation and sense of duty will make him a 
fine officer who will be welcomed by the fleet. 


Rick graduated from Redlands High School in Cali- 
fornia in 1962 and entered USNA to follow the footsteps 
of his father in making the service a career. As a "high 
school Harry", he found the rigors of plebe summer 
challenging and made the transformation to service life 
with the usual degree of difficulty. Athletically, Company 
soccer, cross country and volleyball were his standouts. 
In the realm of academic endeavor, Rick continually 
approached the Superintendent's List, but somehow never 
quite made it. To make up for this frustration, "Wreck" 
expanded his interests into other fields; dragging and 
the blue trampoline predominated. His consistent sense 
of humor, outgoing personality, and ready smile has 
made him well liked by his classmates. Navy line will 
welcome this fine ensign and a rewarding career is a 
certainty for Rick. 






GARY SIEGEL Scranton, Pennsylvania 

Gary hailed from Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he 
had enjoyed the pleasures of wine, women and song 
in true collegiate fashion for one year before coming 
to Canoe U. A Thespian in the true sense, he excelled 
in the theatrical productions at USNA. During the fall 
and spring, Gary could always be found on the water 
of the dear old Chesapeake Bay hard at his job of 
managing the varsity sailing team. A man who knew 
how to succeed where others had failed, Gary always 
won his battles with the Academic Departments, although 
a few times by a nose. Gary was known at our favorite 
school by his nicknames "Buggs" or "Nose." A man 
who went out of his way to help another, Gary could 
always be counted on in a tight spot. His strong love of 
fine foods led to his room being nicknamed "Buggs' 
Delicatessen". Gary's love of the sea has given the 
Destroyer Force another outstanding officer to join its 
hallowed ranks. 


Rog came to USNA from Rocky River, Ohio, where 
he was Student Body President, varsity athlete, and all 
around B.M.O.C. A good indication of his character is 
the ease with which he adapted to life as a plebe. He 
seemed to thrive on the rigorous discipline and academic 
challenge. While consistently maintaining a star average 
academically, his diversified interests and seemingly un- 
limited talents found him engaged in much more than his 
tough academic schedule. "Ace" was noted as an ac- 
complished drummer, guitar player, and teller of tall 
stories about his European travels. As an efficient or- 
ganizer and leader, he made many contributions to the 
company, and as an athlete, he earned his numerals on 


several Brigade championship teams. He was respected 
and well liked for his helpful nature and positive attitude. 
Rog is destined to be an asset to the Navy in the service 
of his country. 


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Winchester, Virginia 

Jack hails from Winchester, Virginia, and came to 
USNA after four outstanding years at Handley High. 
His keenest interests lie in the field of sports, where his 
drive and determination made him an asset in every field 
of competition. Jack is recognized by his moves both on 
and off the playing field. While at the Academy he 
showed his considerable aptitude for academics, and stood 
consistently above average in grades. With a holy curi- 
osity to back his efforts, he had no trouble in attaining his 
major in history. Liberty, a subject dear to all hearts, 
was a religion with Jack, and during his off time he could 
always be found at the center of the happenings. His easy- 
going humor coupled with his determination and drive 
are qualities synonymous with success. 


After a career in Navy schools, which included NAPS, 
Bob became a member of the 4100. Since that late day 
in June, 1962 Bob has had two loves, one to enjoy life 
and the other to keep just out of reach of the academic 
board. In order to fulfill his first love he has taken an 
active part in such organizations as the French Club and 
Foreign Relations Club. Being an avid sports fan he took 
full advantage of the USNA sports program. As a plebe 
he was out on the river in a shell trying to beat the tide 
for the plebe crew team. Then Bob turned to the company 
sports where he became a standout on the Brigade Cham- 
pionship Batt Crew, handball team and the fieldball mob. 
Hailing from Henry, Illinois, Bob's first Navy love was 
submarines but he has been converted to Naval Aviation 
all the way. The Doctors tried to foil his plans but the 
N.F.O. program will receive an outstanding officer in 
June of 1966. 


MARVIN HENRY TUCKER Steubenville, Ohio 

Marv came to Navy from Steubenville, by way of 
NAPS. His long legs have earned him a reputation on the 
Company cross country course. Manager of the track team, 
member of the rifle team, and manager of the 150-lb. 
football team, Marv has been kept busy by these, as well 
as by his heavy academic load. A nuclear engineering 
major, he hopes to someday join the ranks of Admiral 
Rickover's "elite," somewhere on station in the vast ocean. 
A subtle sense of humor and his scrapping fieldball play- 
ing go together to make him one of the team's more 
valuable members. Ready to help whenever he can, he is 
a valuable asset to the Company and the Navy. 


Sand Springs, Oklahoma 

The budding flower of the Sand Springs, Oklahoma, 
High School wrestling team was plucked by Navy and 
brought East. A year at NAPS seasoned Bo — both on the 
mats and in the classroom. His lean form was the last to 
be seen coming back to Mother Bancroft from wrestling 
practice every night. Bo was one of the "Daily Double" 
winners. His payoff consisted of three years of rewarding 
varsity competition combined with a creditable academic 
performance. The true test of a dynamic personality is its 
ability to unwind, and here Bo found outlets in popular 
music and the mastering of all the modern dancesteps. He 
cannot help but continue down his path of success after 
graduation as a member of the air arm of the Marine 





Back Row: J. S. Payne, R. J. Collins, J. P. Phelps, 
B. E. Greenoe, T. B. Moore, D. G. Hackathorn. 
Third Row: J. B. Schmitt, W. S. Gibson, J. R. Rod- 
man, B. L. Fletcher, III, R. L. Tolotti, A. J. Principi. 

Second Row: W. G. McBride, W. H. Tate, R. C. L. 
Olson, R. A. Brahmstadt, T. F. Burns, P. F. Smul- 
len. Front Row: T. C. W. Witt, J. P. Inman, P. C. 
Ward, H. E. Baumorger. 





look to the essence of a thing. 

marcus aurelius 



Back Row: R. F. Moynihan, S. A. Morris, S. K. 
Jones, R. H. Nelson, W. I. Donaldson, Jr., R. D. 
Benson. Third Row: K. A. Faughnan, C. R. Donofrio, 
O. A: Kollasch, H. V. Felger, K. A. Home, J. S. 

Cooley, D. A. Edwards. Second Row: K. E. Blob, J. C. 
Watson, W. H. Peterson, G. F. Gottschalk, P. J. Pelo- 
quin. Front Row: J. P. Hammonds, D. A. Shaffer, 
D. L. Busby, E. L. Kosky. 


Back Row: C. J. Sherman, R. Rayburn, P. J. De 
Vries, R. S. Hillyer, W. W. Rogalski, T. L. Phillips 
W. A. Bramley, G. F. Wharton, W. E. Brooks, III 
R. L. Ladd. Third Row: R. A. Lumpp, D. O. Rose 
M. J. Kilmer, T. D. Pasquale, R. W. Congee, Jr. 
R. A. Duke, Jr., J. A. Reaghard, M. O. Jones. Sec 

ond Row: H. R. Moore, II, M. A. Hough, J. W. 
Ayers, Jr., C. M. Beucler, J. D. Nash, T. M. Dillon, 
K. W. Morris, C. L. Bracci, Jr. Front Row: J. A. 
Reid, D. E. Bogosian, J. Z. Stepien, D. W. Parsons, 
W. J. Boese, C. S. Fisher. 



spring set stripers 

R. K. Farrell— Cdr.; T. A. Fitzgibbons— Sub.; B. C. Fryar— C.P.O. 

Company Officer 
Lt. Guay 

fall set stripers 

C. P. Jameson— Cdr.; T. A. Fitzgibbons— Sub.; D. E. Eshlem'an— C.P.O. 

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winter set stripers 

R. K. Farrell— Co. Cdr.; D. E. Eshleman— Co. Sub.; W. P. Donnelly— 






Orlando, Florida 

Tom attended the University of Orlando before coming 
to the Naval Academy. Unknown to Tom when he left his 
home in the "Sunshine State," he was bound for sure 
success. The transition to military life came easy for Tom, 
and he soon developed a personal pride and military bear- 
ing unequaled by many men. Tom was a valuable member 
of the plebe track team, and his undaunted prowess on 
the soccer field has never been challenged. The Bear, as 
he was often known to his classmates, will always be re- 
membered for his perseverance and hard study. His ami- 
cable personality and cheerfulness won him many friends. 
When not on the soccer field, Tom contributed his talents 
to the Newman Club and Foreign Relations Club. Tom 
has always demonstrated the determination, quickness and 
drive needed by an officer. His aspirations and hopes, 
built around a service career, are sure not to go unan- 
swered. Tom's eagerness and fortitude are certain to 
bring him many rewards. 


Pandora, Ohio 

The pride of the small town of Pandora, Ohio, Bix be- 
gan his college career at Bowling Green State University 
where he was headed for a degree as a Certified Public 
Accountant. His interests turned to the Navy, however, 
and he found his way to the Severn, bringing with him 
many tales of college life and an easy going personality. 
His greatest outside activity was those parties after the 
football games in the Fall, and he was easily the life of 
every one of them. Though stars escaped him, Paul always 
worked as hard at studying as he did at having a good 
time. He doggedly battled USNA's science courses and 
always managed to win. He more than compensated for 
this in the Math Department where his conscientious 
studies kept him near the top of the class. Sportswise, 
Paul's interests ran to crew, and Spring would find him 
taking "leisurely" trips up the Severn with the lightweight 
eight. Paul's deep pride in himself and his country will 
make him a success in whichever branch of the service 
he chooses. 


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

The "Rock," as Tom was known by his friends for 
his efforts on the football field, came to the Naval Acad- 
emy from Rome, New York. His vivacious, on-the-go 
personality quickly won him many friends. Always active, 
he participated in the French Club and the Foreign Rela- 
tions Club, kept himself informed on current events and 
still found time to keep his grades at Superintendent's 
List level. After class hours, Tom could be found out on 
the football field where he knocked heads with his fellow 
mighty mights, Navy's 150 lb. football team. Always 
looking for a good time. Tom could frequently be seen 
in the center of the dance floor or comparing prices on 
the latest model sports car. Tom is seeking a major in 
political science and is anxious to begin a most certainly 
successful career in the Naval service. 








South Holland, Illinois 

Although Al came to Navy from the gay party life at 
Rose Polytechnic Institute, he had no problem adjusting 
to the challenging life of a midshipman. He is not the 
type of person who worries a great deal, yet, is dependable 
and always willing to accept responsibility. This combina- 
tion has won Al respect and friendship throughout the 
Brigade. Academics have not given him much trouble — 
with the exception of German, that is! Being a gifted 
athlete, he has earned points for the company in football, 
fieldball, and soccer. He calls home Chicago's south side — 
a place where a man is either a lover or a fighter. Al is, 
in fact, a mixture of both in the right proportions. Soon 
an act of Congress will make him "an officer and a gen- 
tleman." Then the Service will gain a well-rounded leader 
who will both keep and set tradition. 


Enid, Oklahoma 

Buck, a lanky football recruit from Enid, Oklahoma, 
where he was honored in the state as an outstanding ath- 
lete, and in his school and community as a student of- 
ficer and leader, brought to the Academy one of the finest 
personalities and all-around talents in his class. 

Whether it was catching a pass as an end on the plebe 
eleven, or playing his guitar at parties throughout the 
world, playing lacrosse, or squeaking through the Aca- 
demic Board, Bill always proved himself the master of any 
situation. Bill was one of the favorites of the little Navy 
juniors as a Chapel Sunday School teacher. Proud to be 
from Oklahoma, Bill hopes someday to return to his fair 
state and make his home there. His sense of humor and 

creative imagination mark him for success wherever he 

JOSEPH JAMES BURKE Chicago, Illinois 

Joe originally hails from the "Windy City" but often 
thinks of the Navy as his home and family. Joe arrived 
at his home on the Severn from the Naval Preparatory 
School after two years in the fleet and immediately began 
to excel. His great height (6'4") made him continually 
a winner on the plebe crew team and on the Company vol- 
leyball and basketball teams. However, sports were not 
Joe's only standout. Even with two majors, Joe has main- 
tained Superintendent's List grades and often sported 
stars. In addition to sports and academics, Joe has been 
active in such extracurricular activities as the Naval Acad- 
emy Foreign Affairs Conference and the Foreign Relations 
Club. At the Academy Joe has always demonstrated a zeal 
and drive which have made his work and that of anyone 
near him seem easier. His enthusiasm and great spirit 
have made him one of the most popular members of his 
class and will one day carry him to great heights in the 
pursuit of his chosen career. 


Owensville, Indiana 

A Service junior from Indiana, Jim came to the Acad- 
emy from high school in Frankfurt, Germany. After sur- 
viving the rigors of plebe year, he became devoted to the 
professional life. Spending every fall and spring on the 
YP Squadron, Jim attained a high degree of professional 
competence early in his Naval career. His trademark was 
his ready smile and cheerful outlook. Being active in the 








Officer's Christian Union and the Naval Academy Chris- 
tian Association, Jim became strong in his faith. His par- 
ticipation in weekly Bible studies and continual desire 
to be of service to his God and his brother have endowed 
him with love for all about him. There was never any 
doubt in Jim's mind ; he's a Destroyerman ! 


Enid, Oklahoma 

Jim came to USNA from the Midwest. His determi- 
nation and independence made him a unique midshipman. 
Much of his time was spent on his favorite interest, elec- 
tronics. Many pieces of electrical equipment found their 
way to Jim and back to the owner in working order. In 
sports, Jim was an exceptional cross-country runner and 
a good basketball player. Despite a couple of scraps with 
the Academic Departments, Jim excelled in his studies 
whenever he found an interest. A fine character and an 
independent spirit will make Jim an outstanding Naval 


Brooklyn, New York 

Arriving from Brooklyn with accent and luggage, Gig, 
17 and an Army Brat, quickly made his mark as one of 
the most likeable men in his class. 

An outstanding student and a history major, Walt 
proved himself an all around individual, as he demon- 
strated fine athletic ability as an outstanding sprinter, 
and versatility as a stalwart of the company soccer team. 
As a member of both the French Club and the Gun Club, 
Walt's active participation in extracurricular activities 
speaks for itself. 


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Walt's fine sense of humor and his ability to get along 
with others have made him many friends and will assure 
him a successful career. 










Lynn, Massachusetts 

Tom came to the Naval Academy from Lynn, Massa- 
chusetts. After spending two years in the Navy as an 
enlisted man, Tom decided to go all out for a Naval 
career and came to the Naval Academy. Tom's running 
ability marked him as an outstanding athlete; one which 
the company coaches avidly pursued. While at the Acad- 
emy. Fitz was a frequent member of the Superintendent's 
List, and could always be counted on to lend a hand to 
a classmate needing help. Tom's sound moral beliefs 
stem from his solid New England background and the 
training he received as a member of the Newman Club. 
He is a good natured fellow, whose forte is his sincerity, 
a quality which wins him many friends. He is quick-witted 
and can always be counted on to interject a timely re- 
mark. Tom's easy going mannerisms, combined with an 
affable personality mark him for a sure success in his 
Naval career. 


Allentoicn, Pennsylvania 

Don came to USNA after graduation from high 
school in Allentown, Pennsylvania, bringing with him a 
standout knowledge of and skill in the two B's, basketball 
and baseball. Never one to rest on his laurels, Don has 
continued to excel in these sports here at Navy as is evi- 
denced by his varsity "N" awards. His activity in sports 
has not left Don much time for study, but by diligent 
effort and what he likes to call "a good guess factor," Don 
has been able to avoid any trouble with the Academic 
Departments. In his spare time, Don can be found 
working with the "N" club or Hop committee, or, more 
likely, dragging a certain member of the fairer sex. With 
his great capacity for work, his diligence and patience 
in accomplishing any goal, and his warm and easy- 
going personality, the "Esh" will be a valuable asset to 
whatever field of the Navy he chooses to pursue. 


After graduation from high school in Elizabeth, N.J., 
Rick attended Newark College of Engineering and then 
came to USNA. He had little trouble adjusting to Navy 
life and made many friends here at the Academy. Rick 
excelled in intramural sports, where his cool, yet fierce, 
competitive spirit was an invaluable asset on the basketball 
and tennis courts. Though witty and always projecting a 
wry sense of humor, Rick impressed his classmates with 
his serious manner and capabilities for hard work. Never 
one to shirk responsibility, Rick was always available to 
help out or advise a friend with a problem, academic or 
otherwise. In spite of his diligent attitude, Rick was never 
one to turn down a good time and could frequently be 
found matching wits with the best of them. His high per- 
formance ideals will make him a worthy leader and since 
his every effort is his best effort, Rick will be an outstand- 
ing officer in any Navy billet he chooses. 

BRUCE C. FRYAR Ridgewood, New Jersey 

Bruce is originally from Chicago, but now makes Ridge- 





wood, New Jersey, his hometown. He entered the Academy 
straight from high school and brought with him his fine 
tenor voice. Bruce had no trouble making the Glee Club 
and could be found every Sunday morning in the first 
pew of the Chapel Choir. His fierce determination to excel 
is exemplified by his academic record. He was an out- 
standing student and a Superintendent's List regular. This 
determination was also carried on to the athletic field 
where he participated in intramural handball, and light- 
weight football. With Bruce's desire and determination 
to do the best possible job he can in any phase of life, 
he will be a valuable asset to our country's Navy, regard- 
less of what branch he chooses to serve. 


Dallas, Texas 

After passing most of his earlier life in the friendly 
Texas town of Beaumont, Ray has pulled up stakes twice 
since then. Originally wanting to see the big city, Ray 
left Beaumont for the city of Dallas, but soon discovered 
that he was a lover of the small town life at heart and 
once again changed his address, this time moving from 
Big "D" to a quaint little town on the Severn River. 

Ray, a tall, dark, and handsome Texan, brought to the 
Academy with him a love for adventure and eagerness to 

A great athlete in high school, "Gars" was a standout 
in football, baseball, basketball and track. Hampered by 
a shoulder injury plebe year, he overcame this handicap 
to become an athletic standout here at the Academy, also. 

Ray's many visits to the big cities of the East hold 
many fond memories for him, but the state of Texas al- 
ways will be his home. 

Characterized by that ole Southwestern "drawl," friend- 
ly smile and good-naturedness that he has, Ray won't 
have any problems with a happy life and a successful 


Bruce came from a busy life at Tuckahoe High School 
in New York to an even busier life. Four days after grad- 


uation, he reported to USNA to start his career as a mid- 
shipman. The long, hot summer prepared him for his life 
as a member of the Brigade, and dubbed him as the 
Tuckahoe Tiger. 

After plebe year, Bruce was well acquainted with the 
organization of the Navy, and with one year of academics 
passed, was ready to learn the operations of the Navy on 
Youngster Cruise. 

The Indoctrination to the Marine Corps on Youngster 
Cruise convinced Bruce of a career in the Marine Corps. 

Since then, he has been active in many spoils and ac- 
tivities. Battalion football and lacrosse plus fieldball have 
held his sports interests, and math has held most of his 
academic interest. 

Bruce's energetic and sincere personality shall make 
him a fine and capable officer. 









"M'gosh! Is he going to pin him?" 


David hails from the great state of Texas after two 
years of pursuing a well-rounded education at the Uni- 
versity of Texas. As an upperclassman, Dave spent the 
majority of his time in hot and earnest pursuit of several 
academic majors, receiving stars as an additional reward 
for his endeavors. However, during the weekends, he 
turned his attention to members of the fair sex. Dave is 
known not only for academic achievements, but for his 
keen wit as a raconteur. Dave's fine mind and intellect 
will prove a welcome and valuable addition to Admiral 
Rickover's nuclear power program after graduation. 


Upon graduating from Thomas Jefferson High in 
Dallas, Texas, Chris joined the Marine Corps and spent 
fifteen months in the Corps before being sent to NAPS 
and then to USNA. His leadership abilities soon became 
obvious to all, and his congenial personality won him 
many lasting friends. Experience which he had gained 
through his former service did much to aid him in his 
dealings with others. Realizing his ability in academics, 
Chris took upon himself the task of acquiring a major 
in Social Science. His athletic abilities proved to be a 
great asset to the company, especially on the cross-coun- 
try course. For extracurricular activities, Chris found 
much enjoyment in the Foreign Relations Club and 
NAFAC. A person of high ideals and morals, he is cer- 
tain to make an outstanding officer when, upon gradua- 
tion, he returns once again to serve his country as a 





Austin, Texas 

If there was one person in the Brigade who never 
failed to get that extra word in for Texas it had to be 
Tom. A native of the Lone Star state, he entered USNA 
after attending the University of Texas for a year. Tom 
was truly an asset to his classmates when it came to 
academics and he was always willing to give of his 
knowledge. A member of the Officer's Christian Union 
and the Naval Academy Christian Association, Tom will 
indeed be a credit to his country and to his service. His 
cheerful personality and good character should insure his 
success in Navy Line, which he plans to enter upon 

DANIEL JOHN MURPHY, JR. Tucson, Arizona 

Daniel hails from the dry and dusty state of Arizona, 
and, being an Army Brat, was no stranger to the rigors 
of military life. Upon entering USNA, after a year at 
Rice University pursuing knowledge, he soon became ac- 
quainted to the hardships of plebe year. As an upper- 
classman, Dan spent most of his time listening to his 
"sounds" or transmitting on his "ham" gear but yet still 
had no difficulty in earning stars. He is known by his 
friends for his keen wit in any situation. Dan's fine mind 
and intellect will prove a welcome ^ind valuable addition 
to Admiral Rickover's nuclear power program after grad- 

ROBERT GORDON OMAN Palmdale, California 

Coming to the Navy fresh out of high school, Bob 
wasted no time in relating to his classmates the pleasures 
to be found in sunny California. Being one of the young- 
est members of the class of '66 did not stop him from 

gaining recognition as a top-notch student. With a deep 
sense of pride in himself and in his studies, and with 
an unfaltering desire to get ahead, Bob maintained a 
well-deserved "A" average during his four years at USNA. 
Being a math major, he discovered, was a difficult task. 
However, because of his enjoyment for math, as well as 
his conscientious manner in his studies (never quitting 
until finding the correct solution), he wasted no time 
in mastering the courses of the Math Department. Aside 
from being an outstanding student, he carried his ex- 
cellence- into the sports field, where he was an active 
member of the Navy football team, not to mention a 
valuable asset to the Company fieldball team. A devoted 
fan of folk music, he could often be found listening 
to folk records and learning to play the songs on his 
guitar. His keen mind and quick wit made him a popular 
member of the Company. Bob's determination, plus a 
natural ability for leadership and a definite outlook on 
life, will make him successful in whatever he undertakes, 
and certainly a creditable officer in the U.S. Navy. 


Tom came to USNA straight from high school and 
Miami, Florida. His love of sailing and discipline in gen- 
eral provided an easy adjustment to the life at the Acad- 
emy. His quiet determined attitude to excel academically 
consistently rewarded him with stars. He believed in 
retention and resoltuion of difficulties in academics 
through sleep, as his stars show. Not confined only to 
the classroom, his activities included participating in 
Varsity Squash. His positive approach to the many 
phases of life assure him certain success no matter which 
branch of the Navy he chooses. 







Scottsdale, Arizona 

Andy, though the son of an Army officer, early chose 
the Navy as his career. He now calls Scottsdale, Arizona, 
home, after spending the early part of his life traveling 
from one duty station to another. An easy smile and 
quick wit are well-known by his classmates and charac- 
teristic of his sunny disposition. A more serious side, 
though often less evident, manifests itself in an avid 
interest in politics and international affairs. Those who 
have inadvertently stumbled into an argumentative dis- 
cussion with him will vouch for the fact that he is ex- 
tremely well-informed and well-spoken. Andy utilized his 
speaking talents to the great advantage of the "Mas- 
queraders". He was also very active in the BAC and the 
Foreign Relations Club. Despite an active schedule, Andy 
could often be found seeking relaxation with an histor- 
ical novel or listening to a varied selection of mood 
music albums. Whatever branch of the Navy Andy 
chooses will gain a capable officer as well as a fine 


St. Louis, Missouri 

Being a Navy Junior, it can't be said that Bob first 
stormed into Annapolis from any one place in particular, 
but storm he did. Arriving at Navy soon after his gradua- 
tion from high school, Bob immediately made his pres- 
ence felt among his classmates, employing his outgoing 
personality to do so. Although mainly occupied with no 
more than plebe soccer and studies during his first 
year on the banks of the Severn, Bob's interests widened 
suddenly with the conquering of the Herndon Monu- 
ment by '66; and an avid interest in folk music, Com- 
pany sports, traveling, water skiing, and especially mem- 
bers of the opposite sex was soon evidenced. Academic- 
ally, even though he has possessed good grades in all 


his courses, Bob has played down the numbers end to 
concentrate on the humanities, including a major in 

Topping his qualities with a great amount of personal 
drive, it is assured that Bob will be successful in his 
one great ambition, viz., to follow in his father's foot- 
steps in a successful career in> the Navy's Air Arm. 


After graduating from high school in Fort Wayne, In- 
diana, with honors and awards, Cliff decided tbat he 
should accept the challenge of Academy life. After getting 
through plebe year with comparative academic ease, Cliff 
expanded his interest to the musical field by joining 
Chapel Choir, Glee Club, and by playing a pretty mean 
organ for the Spiffys. Cliff, being a star man, has been 
able to help a good many of his classmates with their 
studies and as a result has helped to create an atmos- 
phere of helping one's classmate toward the common goal 
of graduation. His easy-going nature, added to his aca- 
demic abilities, makes Cliff a promising candidate for 
the Nuclear Navy upon graduation. 


Hailing from Shepherd, Michigan, where he received 
national honors in football and state honors in basketball, 
track, and baseball, Tom prepped for a year at New Mexico 
Military Institute before entering the Academy. As first 
team end and top punter on the plebe eleven with a 43 yard 
average, Tom gave early evidence of the greatness he 
would display for the Big Blue Team. Moving to the var- 
sity as a youngster, Tom saw limited action, and as a 
second classman, easily became an "N" Club member 
as the Number One kicking specialist: 

Tom's hometown and parents are tremendously proud 

of his achievements on and off the field, and rank as his 
greatest rooters. 

Tom's friendly attitude and desire to help others be- 
fore himself will insure him a constant flow of friends 
and sure success in whatever field he enters. 





Back Row: T. C. Knudson, C. H. Ward, H. D. Wol- 
cott, E. J. Smith, Jr., C. H. Jeffries, II, J. K. Hobbs, 
J. R. Lohse. Third Row: M. D. Glerum, L. J. Balestra, 
Jr., O. W. McCormack, T. W. Brown, R. E. Pruiett, 
A. K. Llewellyn, A. J. Gilbert. Second Row: B. A. 

Wright, W. J. Millard, R. D. Poole, J. J. Young, 
H. G. Knight, Jr. Front Row: D. C. Gompert, P. L. 
White, R. E. Rathbun, F. F. Cazenave, Jr. Absent: 
P. C. Burggren, M. B. Kluckhohn. 


to be awake is to be alive. 

henry david thoreau 






Back Row: M. A. Perez, R. W. Hyde, R. P. Krulis, 
J. C. Bradford, W. J. Green, H. C. Thomas. Third 
Row: D. W. Hendricks, J. AA. Longerbone, H. A. 
Corr, AA. E. Jacobson, W. B. Howe, W. H. Roberts, 
R. E. Brown. Second Row. J. E. Russ, T. L. Tippett, 

J. R. Post, G. C. Dufford, J. G. Hutchins, P. G. 
Hough. Front Row; L.' H. Harton, J. A. Slattery, D. 
S. Hallman, J. E. Hilburn, R. W. Sutliff, D. L. Stevens. 
Absent: J. O. Honigschmidt, R. A. Lammers, S. L. 
Newton, W. AA. Taylor, T. A. Teach. 


Back Row: C. R. Porter, C. T. Burbage, J. F. Mulderig, 
AA. K. Hollis, R. S. Weber, Jr., N. R. Kraft, J. E. 
Martin, B. W. Tipton, G. N. Tzavaras. Third Row: 
L. A. Vandeberg, P. F. Callan, J. J. Fulbright, Jr., 
B. H. Hicks, Jr., J. S. MacDougall, !. A. Lahnemann, 
J. C. Bowen, G. L. Davies. Second Row: J. J. Robi- 

chaud, AA. W. McClellan, Jr., A. A. Petronio, J. 
M. O'Brien, AA. J. Malone, J. H. Tulley, Jr., Q. R. 
Edmondson, Jr., R. A. Young. Front Row: S. J. F. 
Grenfell, D. V. Borowski, G. E. Bieda, J. AA. Greene, 
Jr., R. B. Buls, H. K. AAaynard. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Sestric 

fall set stripers 

R. C. Salmon-Cdr.; J. D. McKendrick-Sub.; P. M. Muldoon-C.P.O. 

H. W. Strickland— Cdr.; J. D. McKendrick-Sub.; P. Art. Muldoon-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

M. N. Brosee— Cdr.; J. D. McKendrick— Sub.; P. A. Ginsburg— C.P.O. 





Mikfe came to the Naval Academy from Tacoma, Wash- 
ington, and was therefore, well adjusted to the Naval 
Academy winters. His innate ability to have fun helped 
him through the rigors of plebe year. Frequent uphill bat- 
tles with the Academic Departments did not dampen Mike's 
spirit, because he always managed to come out on top. 
Plebe year found Mike spending much of his time on 
the gym team. His eagerness and aggressiveness made him 
a strong competitor on many company athletics teams. Mike 
displayed an avid love and knowledge of music, and his 
tastes were unlimited, including classical, folk, and jazz, 
as well as top ten. He became known for his independent 
personality, smart personal appearance, and interest in 
being physically fit. Second class summer left a lasting 
impression on Mike's life as he plans an active career in 
Naval Aviation. 


North Reading, Massachusetts 

Bill came to the Naval Academy from North Reading 
High School located outside of Boston, Massachusetts. 
Bill has consistently been named to the Superintendent's 
List since he was a fourth classman. His main academic 
interests have been in the fields of chemistry and ocean- 
ography. He majored in both subjects. Intramural sports 
have taken up much of Bill's time. His main interest is 
squash, and he has been an active member of the company 
and battalion squash teams. It was rare to find him in 
Bancroft Hall on a Saturday night. He will long be re- 
membered for his constant grin and "unique" sense of 
humor. Bill discovered the joys of being airborne in Pensa- 
cola during second class summer, and he is now striving for 
a career in the NAO program. However, Bill will be a 
welcome addition to whatever branch of the service he 
ultimately decides to enter. 



Reading, Pennsylvania 

Skip came to the Naval Academy via Bullis Prep 
and Brown University. With him, he brought a friendly 
smile and a personality that has won him many friends 
throughout the Brigade. Although academic excellence 
has managed to elude him, Skip has shown the kind of 
determination and initiative it takes to come out on top. 
His athletic experience has proved a great asset to his 
company teams every year, be it football, soccer, or soft- 
ball. His previous experience in the Naval Reserve also 
proved to be a great asset to everyone during Plebe Sum- 
mer as he displayed the kind of leadership that all men 
look for in their CO. A successful career in the Navy 
seems inevitable to such a person. 










Honolulu, Hawaii 

Cecil came to us from the pineapple "fields" of our 
fiftieth state. Though he received much kidding about 
the "Kapilialoha", he was still very proud of Hawaii and 
was always glad to return there as much as possible. He 
has a sense of humor that left us stunned at first, then 
gradually became contagious. It is enough to say that 
Kamehamea prepared him well, for he adapted to the 
grind of plebe summer like a pro. His grades were ex- 
cellent from the first, yet he was never far from his bed 
and could be found there most anytime from reveille on. 
He seemed to have had an innate ability to absorb his 
academics by pondering them while asleep. He did study 
his aero though, for he found it the most interesting and 
applicable, as Naval Aviation is his interest. If other 
branches don't grab him (and they will surely try), he will 
wind up a prominent member of the "Pensacola Flying 
Corps" someday. With his ability to get along well with 
others and to get the job done, he should make a truly 
fine Naval officer, as he is a natural in everything he at- 
tempts. If wit, mental ability and a desire for the best are 
the keys of success, then Cecil surely has a ring full. 


Cincinnati, Ohio 

Neil jumped right into the Academy life from Marie- 
mont High School, counting the days until Christmas 
leave and home again. His jovial manner and quick wit 
easily won him many friends and made him a welcome 
member of the "thinking twelve". Sleeping ran a close 
second to letter writing for this quiet mid from Cin- 
cinnati. Known by his teammates as the "fattest high 
hurdler in the world", he went on to devote his spare 
time almost entirely to improving his Naval background. 
Despite extracurricular duties which interfered with his 
classroom work, Neil was able to maintain the academic 
average for his stars. His consistent attendance at Church 
and his daily devout life have been an example to all of 
his shipmates. His ability to devote himself completely to 
anything he starts and carry it through to a successful 

conclusion will stand him in good stead in his career in 

the Navy. 


Bob comes from the upper midwest, and hopes some- 
day to settle down in the pine laden regions of Min- 
nesota. His first two years of high school were spent .at 
Cretin in St. Paul, where he earned letters in football, 
baseball and hockey. Following a move to a Chicago 
suburb, he attended St. George High School where he 
continued his athletic prowess. Since coming to the 
Academy, Bob has concentrated his athletic efforts to 
plebe, J.V. and Battalion football with just enough Com- 
pany fieldball thrown in to get exercise during the long 
winter months. Academics never proved to be much of a 
problem and he was constantly found on the Superintend- 
ent's List. Never one to turn down a good time, Bob 
could often be found dragging Maryland's finest. Nu- 
clear Power School is his present aspiration, but with 
his well-rounded personality and versatility, Bob will 
make a welcome addition to any branch of the service. 


Baltimore, Maryland 

Mike came to the Naval Academy after three years in 
the Marine Corps. As an enlisted man he was a dedicated 
navigator aboard the "flying Boxcars". At the Academy 
Mike's desire to excel came to the fore and led to out- 
standing achievements in all his endeavors. Academically 
Mike worked hard for his Superintendent's List grades 
and was the man to see for help in the math, engineering 
and science courses. Being somewhat of a perfectionist 
he worked extra hours on the athletic field and was a 
welcome addition to his company's teams. Highly re- 
spected by his classmates, Mike was always one of the 
finest leaders. His dedication to the Marine Corps and 
his natural military ability will lead him into a highly 
successful career. 
PATRICK JOSEPH DENNIS Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Hailing straight from the heart of "God's Country," 
Grand Rapids, Michigan, Pat comes from a large family 






and is one of three sons to choose a military career. 
Upon graduation from Grand Rapids Catholic Central 
High School, he attended Grand Rapids Junior College 
and NAPS. Throughout high school and prep school 
"Dens" excelled in athletics and, since coming to the 
Academy, has been active in both football and lacrosse. 
His easygoing personality, keen sense of humor, and 
way with members of the opposite sex have paved the 
way for a memorable four years at the Academy but 
have made the academic road a rough one. However, 
despite finding studies difficult, Pat always worked hard, 
found time to acquire many close friends and proved 
himself a real credit to the Brigade. High on his list of 
interests are snow skiing, surfing, dancing, enjoying 
popular music, reading, especially in the field of current 
events, and all sports. Pat hopes that his future years 
in the Naval service will eventually lead him into the 
field of politics or foreign service. 

HUBERT "G." DORSETT New Iberia, Louisiana 

Enlisting in the Navy after a year at Texas Tech, 
Hubie was selected as honor man at boot camp and 
later received his appointment to the Naval Academy 
after a year at NAPS. Plebe and youngster year found 
Hubie saluting Tecumseh with pious reverence at exam 
time, but second class year showed a vast improvement 
in his academics. Aside from dragging and running cross 
country, his all time favorite sport was working out on 
the blue trampoline on which he spent many carefree 
hours perfecting his famous horizontal lie-down position. 
His wide range of interests varied from world crises and 
trends to Dick Tracy, from hillbilly music to Madam 
Butterfly, from Naval Academy football to the Scottish 
curling championships, and from War and Peace to 
Lady Chatterly's Lover. Hubie had the rare talent of 
getting along well with everyone and could always be 
counted on for a friendly, insulting greeting anywhere 
or anytime. His ability to do a job well, his love for 
the Navy, and his sense of humor will help him to pur- 
sue a successful and rewarding career. 


THOMAS LESLIE GIBSON Schenectady, New York 

A top student and athlete from Schenectady, New 
York, Tom was one of those select few to mix good times 
and academics; always managing to do well in both. Tom 
soon became known as one never to turn down a chal- 
lenge, which he would attack with a keen mind and atti- 
tude. Attesting to his strong desire to learn were his 
high academic average and class standing. Tom's "never 
say die" philosophy prevailed on the athletic field, as he 
was oft seen bringing in the victory laurels for the com- 
pany. "Hoot" still found time to devote towards extra- 
curricular activities such as the Catholic Choir and Glee 
Club. A quick mind and well rounded personality will 
indeed be an asset to Tom as he heads towards those 
Wings of Gold. 


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ROBERT PEARSON GILL Teaneck, New Jersey 

After leaving Teaneck High in 1960, Bob attended the 
University of Maine for two years as a Forestry and Wild 
Life Management major. 

In the Spring of '62, R.P. came out of the woods and 
found himself at good old USNA. His plebe summer was 
spent in the usual hurried manner, but these tiring days 
soon passed, and R.P. was on to more important things. 

Early in plebe year, he became the beacon of the 
Twelfth Company with his glowing smile. In addition to 
this position, he was the source of attention and amuse- 
ment of many ear flicking upperclassmen. The comple- 
tion of plebe year brought him distinction in the form 
of a new chow calling endurance record of 259 consecu- 
tive days. 

As for all midshipmen, R.P. spent his last three years 
in a slightly different manner than plebe year. He spent 
most of his working time concentrating on getting a Math 

major, enslaving the IBM 1620 computer, and becoming 
the source of information on electronic equipment. When 
not doing this, he wrote letters or played squash. 

After graduation Bob wants a large family and a career 
in aviation. 


Although a native of Orinda, California, Gins came to 
the hallowed halls of USNA via Oregon State. Plebe 
year found Pete reaping the fruits» of his astounding 
sports knowledge. This knowledge became the plague of 
the plebe classes that followed, as he knew it all. Pete's 
college experience was put to full use during his four 
years here in maintaining good grades with the least 
effort. Never one to turn down a friend, Gins was kept 
up to date in academics by solving others' academic 
problems, always showing extreme patience and under- 
standing to the dimwit who asked him for help. While 
sports occupied most of his free time, still his weakness 
to those ever present somniferous forces generally caused 
him to succumb. With his caustic sense of humor and 
wry wit, no situation, no matter how grave, slipped by 
without a choice comment. Gins has one of those rare 
qualities of being able to know the right thing to do at 
the right time, and this, coupled with his ability to make 
friends and influence people, should lead him through a 
fruitful Naval career. 


Youngstown, Ohio 

Hailing from Youngstown, Ohio, George is proud of 
his steel making background. With a desire to become an 
officer in the USN, he made it finally to the whitewashed 
walls of Crabtown via a very successful year of pre-med 
at Youngstown University. Plebe year found George 
shocked but he succeeded in making it to youngster cruise. 
Upon leaving the friendly confines of USNA for that 
annual leave or occasional weekend, George was famous 
for his unusual escapades and in four years with the 
Navy has cut a wide swath along the Atlantic coast. 
From Montreal to Florida or Europe to the West Coast, 
our classmate has left us many sparkling memories of 





liberty well spent. After slyly easing through V dungster 
year academics, he renewed his love of aviation with the 
"Pensacola Flying Corps". Studies did not come easily 
but he was sure he would make "Supt's. List" at least 
once and always intended to achieve that goal "the next 
semester." He was a dedicated athlete and every after- 
noon would find him working out at one sport or an- 
other but mainly the "one." An ardent conversationalist 
he could be found at the heart of the after hours debates •• 
and bull sessions: His affable personality along .with his 
ever present grin and greeting won him many long 
lasting friends throughout the Brigade. George will be a 
welcome addition to any unit of the Naval service ds he 
has the desire and the ability to be a fine Naval officer. , 


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Having come from sunny Miami, Bill had trouble ad- . 
justing to the winter cold on the banks of Annapolis, But 
this was ' about the extent of his adjustment problems. 
Through plebe year Bill carried himself with the poise . 
and confidence of a determined man and thus did well. 
Academically, .there was no , stopping him. As a regular 
on the Superintendent's List and frequently the Dean's 
List, Bill' was respected by his classmates. He was always 
one with the "gouge", and was always more than willing 
to help if possible. His Wry sense 'of humor won him 
many friends and he could always be counted upon to 
cheer even the most morbid assembly. Bill was an accom- 
plished musician as seen by his participation in the 
Chapel Choir and Glee Club. He frequently demonstrated 
his versatility with the trombone, especially on youngster 
cruise. Speaking of cruise, Bill will be remembered for 
his various and "unusual" experiences while on summer 
cruises. In extracurricular activities he never won. fame, 
due to his innate ability to lose at cards. Though he 
played well at other sports,, cross country, of which he was 
.an involuntary regular, was a sore spot in his life. His 
willingness to help coupled with his' friendly disposition 
should carry him far in life. His organizational ability 
and tenacity will lead him through a fruitful Naval career. 

Jack, an old Navy Junior hailing from Coronado, 


California, who is better known to his friends as "Street- 
er", eventually entered the Academy after excelling in 
academics during two years of college. During this period 
he had always entertained the thought of coming to 
USNA, which, he unsuccessfully tried after spending a 
year's active . duty in the fleet. But "never say die 
Streets" finally made the "big time", where his interests 
have varied from lacrosse all year around at the Academy, 
to surfing and snow skiing, two of his favorite California 
pastimes. ■ ' 

Streeter's outgoing personality and weakness for a 
pretty face have always found, him in the center of any 
of the good parties that have been produced by that 
great social institution of which he is a member. Aca- 
demically however, his grades have not been up to par, 
but as Streets has that driving force indicative of all 
Germans, he will eventually succeed in whatever he tries. 
Streets hopes to enter flight school after graduation in 
an attempt to fulfill a life-long goal. 









After a year at Newark College of Engineering, the 
Himmer decided to follow his brother Bill to the shores 
of the Severn. Once here, he immediately set about mak- 
ing a name for himself both in academics and on the 
track. Fate struck Dave however, in the fall of youngster 
year when he broke his leg playing Company football. 
The next eight months found him a resident of the 
hospital where undaunted, he maintained his grades and 
never lost his spirit. Although serious minded, Dave is 
noted for his quick smile and witty comments. His biggest 
problem at USNA came during his swimming tests which 
caused him to spend much of his free time working out 
in the pool. Dave's excellent bearing, strong sense of 
purpose and amiable personality will surely help him to 
gain even more success in the fleet than he did at the 


After a year of engineering at St. Thomas College in 
St. Paul, Minnesota, Jess realized a childhood dream and 
entered into the rigors of plebe summer. Plebe year saw 
Jess blossom forth with his yodeling that startled many 
an upperclassman at his door at 0615 for his "All turned 
out!" Successfully surviving his greatest academic ene- 
my, German, in the first two years, Jess went on to 
easily wade through the remaining two years' academics. 
This confirmed bachelor loves any and all sports and 
does well in most of them. Bound and determined to 
become a millionaire, he watches the stock market with 
an eagle eye and simultaneously watches his income soar. 
Displaying an intricate knowledge of missiles and one of 
those rare lovers of the Weapons Department's courses, as 
well as women, Jess is headed for destroyers after gradu- 
ation. After driving away in his car complete with tape 
recorder, Jess will be a fine addition to Navy Line. 

"Don't look now Henry, but 
there's a Lucky Bag photographer 
over there." 

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Norfolk, Virginia 

Upon graduation from Norfolk Academy, Rob came 
to USNA on a Naval Reserve appointment. After playing 
soccer for two years he felt that his athletic ability could 
be put to a better advantage by playing Company sports. 
Not one to waste his time, Rob was a member of the 
Brigade Activities Club, the Lucky Bag, and as well was 
an angelic voice in the Protestant Choir. Academically 
he was definitely not a math wizard but he had no 
trouble mastering the arts courses that he took to receive 
his major. His most trying experience at Navy was felt 
in the Dilbert dunker during second class summer. Rob's 
military bearing, pleasant personality and unique sense of 
humor will carry him far when he joins the fleet. 


Lines came to the Naval Academy after a year at Iowa 
State University. It was there that he started his collegiate 
basketball career, playing on the freshman team. Here, 
he played for the plebes, but he soon gave up basketball 
to devote more time to studies, devising schemes to beat 
the system, and dragging every weekend. Extracurricular 
activities often took much of his time but he also man- 
aged to find time to have a little fun. At times his 
academic future looked rather bleak but he always man- 
aged to come through when it was needed. One of Sam's 
favorite pastimes was traveling, which occupied much of 
his time during every leave period. Never without a joke 
or story, he was successful in keeping his closest friends 
laughing throughout the four long years. Lines' easygoing 
manner, ever present smile, and varied interests helped 
to make him one of the most popular members of his 

JOHN D. McKENDRICK Richmond, Virginia 

John was destined for a Naval career before he decided 

to come to the Academy. Junior ROTC at Thomas 
Jefferson High School in Richmond, Virginia, and a year 
of ROTC at Virginia Tech prepared him well for the 
rigors of Naval Academy life. His tendency toward that 
which is philosophical earned for him the nickname 
"Pluto". John's uphill struggles with the Engineering, 
Math and Science departments led him to settle on a 
Political Science major in the English, History and Gov- 
ernment Department. Active in Russian Club circles, one 
could sometimes hear John interjecting a terse Russian 
phrase into his daily conversation. Weekends would al- 
ways find him away from studies, relaxing at home in 
Richmond. An avid believer in the development of the 
body as well as the mind, John displayed great enthusiasm 
for Company and Battalion sports. After graduation John 
plans an active career in aviation or foreign service. 


Everybody's friend, this smiling hunk of Ireland's fin- 
est hails from Suitland, Maryland, but prefers St. Albans, 
Vermont, to be called his hometown. An outstanding foot- 
ball player in high school, Pat showed his ability with 
the Battalion- team in the fall, then with the rugby play- 
ers in the winter; that is, if the subsquad didn't nab him 
first. Academics provided a challenge but not an obstacle 
to Pat, and through his persistent determination and en- 
thusiastic attitude in all facets of Academy life, he has 
always met with success. His outgoing personality and 
great sense of humor have earned him countless friends 
during his years at USNA. Never one to turn down a 
good time, Pat always had the way with the women 
during his weekend liberty jaunts. An Air Force junior, 
Pat hopes to stay on the ground with the U.S. Marine 
Corps upon graduation, where his determination and 
dedication to the service will insure a long and successful 





THOMAS J. PORTER Alma, Michigan 

Tom came to the Naval Academy after four successful 
years in academic and athletics at Alma High School. He 
was a three sport letter-winner and salutatorian of his 
graduating class. Upon arriving on the Annapolis scene 
Tom found his new regimented life quite perplexing. 
Despite his initial surprise with his new environment he 
was able to adjust almost immediately because of his easy 
going personality, intellectual ability, and super sense of 
humor. With the termination of each academic year Tom's 
natural ability for learning placed him near the top of his 
class and he wore his stars with quiet regularity. "Pork 
Chops," as he was commonly known, established himself 
on the athletic field as well. His most outstanding achieve- 
ments were on the intramural basketball courts. However, 
he was also a member of their football and softball teams. 
Away from the Academy he could be found on the Michi- 
gan ski slopes in the winter or on its waterways during the 
summer. Tom acquired many very close friends' during his 
stay at the Academy. On the weekends he could be found 
with his surfing friends and their female companions, 
attending yard activities or enjoying town liberty. Tom's 
suppressed desire is that he will eventually be able to 
become a member of the medical profession. Until that 
time, however, the Navy can be proud to have him as a 
member of their fighting force. 

ANTONIO J. RODRIGUEZ Metairie, Louisiana 

Toney entered the Naval Academy from Metairie, Lou- 
isiana, a suburb of New Orleans. He completed twelve 
years at Metairie Park Country Day School, which may 
not sound impressive but has the distinction of sending 
every male graduate in its thirty-six year history to 
college. Toney has continued to improve his academic 
standing since plebe year, often appearing on the Super- 

intendent's List on the way toward majors in both French 
and Naval Management. 

Although a three letter man in high school, Toney's 
small stature turned his interests to two new sports at 
the Academy, Battalion tennis and Company fieldball. 

One weekends Toney enjoys fast cars, moving music, 
and southern belles. Usually possessing a quiet, pleasant 
personality, he does not hesitate to express an opinion 
when called to do so. He is well remembered for his 
impromptu solo rendition of "Ave Maria" in chapel dur- 
ing third class year. 

When not studying or dating, Toney dreams of the day 
that he will earn his aviator's wings and return to the 
South. If he decides not to fly, the other branches of the 
service will surely benefit from their acquisition. 


Dick hails from Pitman, New Jersey. Just before finish- 
ing boot camp at Great Lakes he was sent to NAPS, 
where he developed a keen interest in lacrosse. With only 
his experience at NAPS he played midfield on the unde- 
feated plebe team. Youngster year he won the coveted 
N Star by playing midfield on the National Champion- 
ship team. A valuable member of the lacrosse team and the 
Brigade, Dick was a quiet man who got along with 
everybody. He never shook up the Academic Departments, 
but on the lacrosse and Company football field, he was 
always a threat. For Dick the very distant future is a 
picture of a small dairy farm in the midwest. A hard 
worker with plenty of push, the Navy is getting one of 
the best. 


Jesup, Georgia 

Jesup, Georgia, has every right to be proud of its 
contribution to the class of '66. Hank's varied interests 


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made him an indispensable asset to the company. His 
presence on the Company cross-country and fieldball teams 
assured them of many of their victories. Academics was 
another of Hank's strong -points. His penchant for learn- 
ing and his diligent application kept him continually 
among the leaders of academic life here at the Academy 
as was evidenced by frequent appearance on the Super- 
intendent's List. A sense of humor and an understanding 
of people have been more than helpful in seeing him 
through these four years. The drive and tenacity he has 
exhibited while at the Academy leaves but one impression 
on the minds of his friends; that a rewarding and illustri- 
ous career awaits Hank in the Naval Service. 


Charlie came to the Academy from Berwyn, Illinois, 
with a reserve appointment. His interest in the Navy had 
developed during the year and a half that he served as a 
reserve submariner while attending Morton Junior Col- 
lege. After coming to the Academy his interests became 
choir, Newman Club, and fencing. Without past experi- 
ence in that sport, he won plebe numerals, and a substan- 
tial position on the varsity fencing team. Being highly 
motivated toward a career of Naval Service is Charlie's 
best insurance for his future in the Navy. Plans for the 
very distant future include a home in the suburbs of 
Chicago, and a station wagon to take the entire family to 
church. The combination of Charlie's devotion to the 
service and ability to organize should prove to be an asset 
to the Navy in the future. 
RONALD CHARLES WITT Evergreen Park, Illinois 

Ron hails from Evergreen Park, Illinois, a small suburb 
of Chicago. He came to the Academy straight from high 
school where he was contacted by a Navy football scout 
and given a chance to get an appointment. An injury 


and subsequent operation plebe year prevented any fur- 
ther football activity, but Ron was still active in many 
sports such as wrestling and fieldball. Ron got into the 
engineering option program when it was first instituted 
and struggled through the extra courses to get his major 
in Naval Architecture. While not a constant member of 
the Superintendent's List, he did have his good semesters. 
Always ready to laugh at a good joke as well as make 
one, he managed to live up to his last name. Ron seemed 
to find many opportunities for having a good time while 
at USNA and never had a dull weekend. With his deter- 
mination to succeed, Ron should make an outstanding 
officer in whatever branch of the Navy he enters. 







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Back Row: J. J. Root, J. F. Junek, R. R. Brydges, 
R. B. Kelly, Jr., P. C. Thompson, D. R. Scheu. Third 
Row J. S. Peters, J. A. Tamplin, Jr., A. J. Meienhold, 
J. C. Burch, R. T. Brantigan, AA. R. Cathey, M. L. 

Cover. Second Row: A. J. Hudak, G. R. "P" 
Bryan III, S. W. Ryan, A. E. Mitchell, J. G. Airlie, Jr., 
T. J. Waller. Front Row: J. E. O'Neil, J. R. Volker, C. 
L. Bender, J. R. Brown, J. Giannotti. 


what is past is prologue. 

william Shakespeare 





Back Row: N. R. Parda, Wm. O. Woodman, C. M. 
Swanson, D. E. Beedle, J. F. Schardt, S. M. Etter, 
W. T. R. Bogle, M. C Crabtree, B. J. Phillips. Third 
Row: T. L. Parker, W. W. Owens, J. A. Bramblett, 
P. R. Willoughby, G. P. Motl, H. A. Siemen, Jr., 

L. J. Kiernan. Second Row: A. A. Carlson, Jr., R. J. 
Hopkins, R. C. Kjeldsen, W. R. Davis, C. M. Lohman, 
R. J. Hollerbach, D. L. Southard. Front Row: T. H. 
Yoder, P. G. Galentine, S. J. Froggett, J. A. Marlin, 
B. W. Schell. 


Back Row: J. E. Rogers, S. G. Tinsley, D. W. 
Riesch, F. O. Barrett, III, C. J. O'Neill, Jr., J. C. 
Hurley, B. J. Mathis, G. W. Jenkins. 77i/'rd Row: 
T. J. Pitman, J. E. Donovan, H. A. Williams, R. T. 
Schram, J. X. Carrier, K. P. Connors, W. H. New- 

ton, E. J. O'Neil. Second Row: T. A. Moore, W. H. 
Stieglitz, M. R. Salewske, D. A. Neale, R. D. Moore, 
J. C. Moore, F. J. Jensen, Jr., P. A. Alfieri. Front 
Row: K. W. Seltmann, G. C. Goodmundson, C. R. 
Rivenbark, S. G. Higgin, W. T. Moore, D. P. Ayers. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Adams 

fall set stripers 

C. E. Richardson, Jr.-Cdr.; T. R. Felger- Sub.; R. D. Hale, II 

R. N. Verratli, Cdr.; T. R. Felger, Sub.; M. R. Ryan— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

R. N. Verratti— Co. Cdr.; AA. M. Coers— Co. Sub.; W. H. Spadafora— 






Reading, Pennsylvania 

Scott came to the Naval Academy straight from high 
school. It was soon evident that he had come to stay. His 
ability to make friends was second only to his work 
on the rugby and fieldball teams. His efforts on the 
choir provided him with many experiences which he 
will treasure all his life. Over the years at Navy his spirit 
and interest gave him a cheerful outlook which helped 
to provide others with a measure of happiness. His 
constant desire to improve himself gave everyone a deep 
respect for Scott. All of us are proud to call him our 
friend, and it is expected that he will have a very re- 
warding career in the United States Navy. 
JOSEPH PETER BERNIER Alexandria, Virginia 

Early one morning on a dark day in late July of 1962, 
Pete made a short trip from his home in Alexandria, 
Virginia, to the place where the Severn joins the tide. Al- 
though planning to stay awhile, Pete was traveling light- 
ly, carrying only luggage and a remarkable set of fine 
qualities with him. It was not long after Pete put up his 
right hand that people began to discover that there was 
more than just another average fellow in their midst, for 
Pete soon displayed an astonishing amount of tenacity 
in fighting for what he believed was right, and to this 
the Academic Departments will readily attest. 

Academics found a ready participant in Pete, for al- 
though he does possess an extensive intellectual curiosity, 
his personal drive would not let him be content with 
mediocrity; as a result his name was seen on the Super- 
intendent's List. 

During those few hours when he wasn't busy chang- 
ing the Naval Academy around, Pete engaged in his 
next greatest love, sports. An enthusiast of basketball, 
cross-country, and crew, Pete participated on both the 
varsity and intramural levels, and derived both satisfac- 
tion and enjoyment from his efforts. 

Pete, still undecided as to what the future holds in 
store for him," will, by means of his remarkable per- 
sonality and immense personal drive, be assured of con- 
tinued success in life. 

Gene came to the Academy after an early introduction 
to the military way of life, spending his three years of 
high school at Gordon Military College away from his 
Orlando, Florida, home. Academics did not prove to be a 
problem to him, as made apparent by his stars. A willing 
worker, he was an officer in the Baptist Student Union 
and participated in various activities of the French Club. 
The fall and spring would find him out on the bay with 
the Y.P. Squadron. Gene's persistence in getting a job 
done will make him a welcome addition to any branch 
of the Navy. 









Not having a history of Naval Service in his family, 
Nick set a precedent by desiring to attend the Academy. 
Hailing from Nutley, New Jersey, he still maintains he 
does not have a "Jersey" accent. During his four years, 
he played in Company fieldball, cross-country, and soft- 

Studies and Nick mixed well and he could often be 
found hard at work on the weekends. Often quiet, he 
would rather let his actions speak for him. 

An avid supporter of Navy football, he never let a 
pep rally go by. He enjoyed the Annapolis formals most 
and the June Weeks were always great. 

His easy personality and quiet sincerity combined to 
win him many friends here and will no doubt spell 
success in whatever field he may choose. 


Mardy arrived at the Academy straight from Speedway 
High School. Once here he entered into all phases of 
Academy life. If not on the football field practicing with 
the 150 lb. football team, you could find him getting the 
Brigade's spirit up through his work in the BAG. His 
other interests varied from foreign relations to dancing 
to auto racing. Although never known for excessive 
studying, Mardy rarely had trouble with academics. His 
varied background and enthusiasm for almost any task 
assure him a successful career. 

JOHN BERNARD DOWNEY San Francisco, California 

The oldest of three children, Butch was born in No- 
vember, 1944. The Golden Gate city, San Francisco, Cali- 

fornia, is that faraway and often dreamed about place 
called "home." Butch's worries are few and he can 
usually be found wearing a smile and having a cheery 
greeting for all those around him. 

Butch is an avid sports fan in addition to being a 
pitcher for the Navy baseball team and if ever a mid- 
shipman second class were cherished by the fourth estate, 
it must be Butch. No professional question seems too dif- 
ficult or unusual for him to answer, especially in the 
field of sports. 

Butch's activities and interests go beyond the playing 
fields for he is an active member in the Portuguese Club. 
Amid the trials and temptations of a Midshipman's 
busy life, Butch still finds time to serve God and the 
church and attends Mass daily. 

Upon graduation, after four years filled with rich 
experiences and treasured memories, Butch plans to go 
to Pensacola, Florida, to continue serving the Navy and 
the country in Naval Aviation. 

THOMAS ROBERT FELGER Hartford City, Indiana 

Coming to the Academy from Hartford City, Indiana, 
Tom had little trouble adjusting to the ways of Navy 
life. He was a conscientious, hard worker, consistently 
being on the "Supt's. List" and always an asset to his 
intramural athletic teams. 

"Felgs"", as his friends called him, always found time 
to help out a classmate, either in academics or with per- 
sonal problems, and his winning personality and easy- 
going farm boy ways made him one of the most popular 
men in the Brigade. 

Most of Tom's extracurricular talents were devoted to 
an active participation in the Foreign Relations Club, 






where he enhanced his already active interest in other 
people and exciting places. 

Tom believes in doing things right, and if past per- 
formances are any indication, his future achievements 
will be unlimited. 


Coming straight to the Academy from a small rural 
high school near his home in Hopewell, Ohio, Jim had 
to make a big adjustment not only to the plebe system 
but also to the academic program. After a slow start he 
gradually picked up speed and now is holding his own 
among the top quarter of his class academically. No 
varsity athlete, Jim enjoys the intramural competition, 
his specialties being squash and handball. His extracur- 
ricular activities are centered in religious groups and 
functions, some of those being: Naval Academy Christian 
Association, Officer's Christian Union, a Midshipmen 
prayer group, and various Bible study groups. Taking 
no academic overloads he may well be considered to be 
majoring in religion. Although he has no definite future 
plans and is quite willing to go Navy Line if he feels 
so led, he is presently majoring in Nuclear Science so 
that should he desire to go nuclear power he will be 
qualified for such. 

RUSSELL DEAN HALE Holdenville, Oklahoma 

Rusty comes from Holdenville, Oklahoma. Straight out 
of high school, Russ found himself facing the most inter- 
esting and eventful four years of his early life. With a 
solid academic, social and athletic background, he mas- 
tered all phases of his Academy life: Superintendent's 
List, NAFAC, and Brigade fieldball championship, just 


to mention a few. Not willing to settle for the daily rou- 
tine, Rusty constantly came up with the big plays that 
enabled him to become one of the most well-known 
members of the Brigade. Always in touch with his class- 
mates, the Executive Department, and members of the 
opposite sex, Rusty's achievements at the Naval Academy 
will always be remembered. As for Russ's future — 







A tall, friendly Texan, Andy entered directly from a 
high school in Houston. Never lacking enthusiasm, he 
plunged into Academy life with all the force that could 
be extracted from his six-foot three frame. Andy's natural 
geniality was at first set back with the hostility of plebe 
year, but not for long. They say, "you can't keep a good 
man down," and Andy demonstrated his exceptional 
character in using his abilities to rise far above what 
was expected of him. 

Academically, Andy's grades were something always 
to be envied, but he did not let the matter rest there. 
Although he wasn't really an athlete, Andy attacked the 
subject of physical fitness with his usual vigor and de- 
termination and soon gained respect for his lean, mus- 
cular build and his stamina. 

Even though he participated in everything from boxing 
to football, Andy's real love was ocean sailing. He spent 
his most enjoyable hours cruising on the sunny Chesa- 
peake or pitting his abilities against the challenge of an 
angry sea in a howling gale. 

Andy is a person we are all proud to know. 

CURTISS DEAN JOHNSON Marysville, Washington 

Curt entered the Academy after graduating from 
Marysville High School in his home town, Marysville, 
Washington. In high school Curt achieved remarkable 
success in both athletics and academics. At the Academy 
he continued his record of achievements by earning aca- 
demic stars and participating in varsity wrestling, as 
well as Battalion sports. Curt's easygoing and friendly 
personality gained him a place in the hearts of his class- 
mates and friends. Curt, while carrying an additional 
load to major in Social Science, has found time for extra- 
curricular activities. For pleasure he enjoys mountain 
climbing, as well as the appreciation of fine music and 
art. With his steadfast determination in getting the job 
done, Curt will be an invaluable asset in the service 
of his country. 


JAMES JOSEPH KELLEY Kingston, Pennsylvania 

Coming to Annapolis from Central Catholic High 
School in Kingston, Pennsylvania, immediately after 
graduation, Jim carried with him his good academic rec- 
ord while here at the Academy. Being an avid sports 
fan, he also enjoyed participating in and watching sports 
at Navy.- If not dragging on the weekends, Jim was fre- 
quently seen taking in a movie in town. Regardless of 
what career he chooses, his easygoing personality will 
assure him of smooth sailing in the days ahead. 






Uniondale, New York 

During his four years Jim Lewis distinguished himself 
as one of the finest athletes ever to graduate from the 
United States Naval Academy. As a "youngster" Jim 
was first string Ail-American attackman on everyone's 
roster. This habit of being named All-American in lacrosse 
continued for the next two years. During the fall sport 
sets at the Academy, Jim was found on the varsity soccer 
field. His goal in the 1964 NCAA soccer tournament won 
the National Championship for the Naval Academy. 

This all around athlete from Uniondale, New York, 
had always desired to attend the Academy and make the 
Naval Service his career. Along with his remarkable 
athletic achievements, Jim kept his grades high and was 
often found on the Superintendent's List. His quick wit 
and excellent sense of humor made him many friends 
throughout the Brigade. In his social life Jim could 
always be counted on to be the "live wire" of any party 
or participate actively on all projects. 

Jim's four years at the Academy have only begun a 
most outstanding career and future for him. 


Coming to Annapolis after one and one-half years at 
the Peruvian Naval Academy, Ed managed not to master 
the English language until plebe year was safely over. 
He easily adapted to the academic demands and as a 
result found time to devote to many other things. Known 
as the Company Artist, Ed's room was always papered 
with the latest results of his vivid imagination and unex- 
celled pen. With feminine acquaintances on three con- 
tinents, a good deal of his time was spent in composing 

letters with a Latin accent. Somehow it always seemed 
the girl he was currently interested in was the farthest 
away! Always active, Ed made use of his native ability 
in soccer to become a valuable asset to everyone on the 
many different intramural squads he joined. Ed was a 
true friend of those who knew him and could always 
be counted on to find something funny in everything that 
befell him. He was always happy to spend hours telling 
anyone about his beloved Peru and showing the innumera- 
ble beautiful pictures he took at home and on leave. After 
graduation Ed will return to his homeland fully prepared 
to assume the initiative as an outstanding officer, and 
he will always have an enthusiastic word for the years he 
spent at Annapolis. 

MICHAEL LOUIS MARKUSIC Battle Creek, Michigan 

"Kooz" is from Battle Creek, Michigan, and very proud 
of the fact. He is a very easygoing fellow, but he does 
a professional job on official matters. Mike can be char- 
acterized as having an unusual ability for academics and 
a great desire to enjoy all available liberty. Since plebe 
year Mike has been on the Dean's List and the Superin- 
tendent's List. His extracurricular activities include being 
a member of the Naval Academy Christian Association, 
Vice-president of the French Club, and a Sunday school 
teacher at the North Severn River Naval Station Chapel. 
On first class cruise "Kooz" was on the U.S.S. Tecumseh 
(SSBN 628) out of Guam. During the two month sub- 
merged war patrol, he distinguished himself by qualify- 
ing as diving officer. His classmates expect Michael to do 
quite well in the Navy's Nuclear Power program. 

ROBERT BURTON McGEHEE Vicksburg, Mississippi 





Very few people have graduated from the Academy 
without losing their temper at least once. Bob has never 
spoken harshly or rudely to anyone. Both as a plebe and 
an upperclassman, he maintained an air of congeniality 
and co-operativeness. His home is Vicksburg, Mississippi. 
He was an outstanding player on the company basketball 
and volleyball teams. Also, he was a member of the For- 
eign Relations club. Math and the sciences were never 
easy for Bob, who was a social studies major. His ex- 
cellent grades and class standing are proof of the long 
hours he spent studying. His high degree of intelligence, 
maturity, and self-discipline insure him of a bright and 
promising future. 

RODNEY PETER REMPT Van Nuys, California 

A native of sunny California, "peace-loving" Rod ar- 
rived at the Naval Academy to end a seven-year dream of 
coming to Navy. Soon he was well known by his class- 
mates in his ability to claim he had "failed disastrously in 
everything . . . ," meanwhile keeping one of the highest 
academic records in the company. He dedicated most of 
his free time to train himself in all the idiosyncrasies 
of the Navy as a member of the YP Squadron, spending 
many a weekend bobbing on the waters of the Chesapeake 
Bay. A deeply religious man, Rod rounded up his heavy 
week's schedule instructing officer's children at the Chapel 
Sunday School and daydreaming of his faraway warm 
California weather. His courteous manners, and friendly 
nature made him one of the best liked and respected men 
among those who knew him. The Naval Academy's loss 
of a fine Midshipman will be the Navy's gain of an even 
finer officer. 



Nashville, Tennessee 

Jack came to the Naval Academy after two years at 
Vanderbilt University in his hometown of Nashville, Ten- 
nessee, and a year in the Marine Corps. 

While at Navy, Jack's academic achievements were sur- 
passed only by his spirit on the intramural athletic fields. 
Standing in the top of his class, he was a frequent addi- 
tion to the Superintendent's List. 

Getting along with friends was one of Jack's greatest 
assets in life. Socially, he could always be found where 
the fun was. 

With his great devotion to the Service, especially to 
the Marine Corps, there is only one thing in store for him 
as an officer in the future — success. 


Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Andre entered the Academy via Norfolk, eager to ex- 
cel, and excel he did. A year at VMI put Andre a little 
ahead of his classmates as far as military bearing was 
concerned. A quick mind and a vigorous, disciplined 
ambition put him in the lead academically. 

One could often find the former Virginia state cham- 
pion wrestler in the wrestling loft or out on the athletic 
field maintaining physical as well as mental superiority. 

Although he was mild mannered and conscientious, 
Andre always managed to pile up the demerits as a true 
victim of the system. 

Andre will best be remembered for his genuine in- 
terest in others. He never said no, whether it was the 
loan of five dollars or help with academics. 

We can expect much of this man. 










From Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Florida, 
Mike came to the Academy with a true southern spirit 
which wasn't dampened by even plebe year. Academical- 
ly, this persevering spirit has kept him on top of his 
studies. Athletically, this competitive spirit has held him 
in good stead on several battalion and company teams, 
including a Regimental championship cross-country team. 
Mike's quiet, level headed personality will be a welcome 
addition to any wardroom and will carry him far in the 
Naval Service. 


Cleveland, Ohio 

When Dave arrived at the Academy via Cleveland, he 
brought with him a background that would enable him 
to rapidly adjust to the rigors of life here. 

An outstanding athlete at Cathedral Latin School, he 

contributed his strength and speed towards the Navy 
football effort. Dave further demonstrated his rugged 
ability in Brigade boxing. 

Although a recipient of all the wrath the Executive 
Department could bestow, Dave gained respect and ad- 
miration from his classmates for his openly friendly 
manner and his genial spirit of self sacrifice. Never com- 
plaining, Dave could always be depended upon when the 
going became rough; he rarely refused to help a class- 

A quick, subtle humor made Dave welcome in any 
company with his smooth manner and winning smile. 
Dave was equally friendly with all people and was per- 
haps the best known in the class. 

Talent with the guitar and piano round out his abili- 

Dave will be remembered and missed by all of us in 
the future. 

KINCHEN JAMES SEARCY Arlington, Virginia 

Seemingly unconvinced that the Yankees got beyond 
First Manassas, Kin is always willing to argue a point 
dealing with the War Between the States. Aside from 
championing the Lost Cause, his interests in history and 
political science have reflected themselves in active par- 
ticipation in the Foreign Relations Club and NAFAC and 
in enthusiastic study of English, History, and Government 
courses. He fenced on the plebe team, but turned his 
efforts to managing during second class year. Although 
his home was Arlington, Kin never seemed to take ad- 
vantage of the nearness of those Virginia belles, pre- 
ferring to spend many "quiet weekends in the Hall" satis- 
fying his interest in small arms, eating yogurt, or driving 
his roommates to the border of insanity by playing Wag- 
nerian opera. Navy line seems to be Kin's destination 
after graduation, as he cares not for submarines and is 
unqualified for aviation. But wherever he ends up, de- 
stroyers, minesweepers, or LST's, he is sure to be an asset 
to the Navy team. 





WILLIAM HENRY SPADAFORA Indiana, Pennsylvania 

Bill "Spats" Spadafora arrived on the scenic Severn 
from Indiana, Pennsylvania via New Mexico Military 
Institute. Because the academic load required Bill to 
limit his athletic talents to one varsity sport, he chose box- 
ing and as a result became the first member of the class of 
1966 to earn a Navy "N" by winning the Brigade Cham- 
pionship in the 175 lb. division. When not boxing, Bill 
can be found performing as the mainstay of the intra- 
mural basketball team or on the golf links, where he is 
a consistent high 70 shooter. 

Perhaps his favorite activity is social — dragging. 
On the academic side, Bill lends his efforts to the Newman 
and Portuguese Clubs. His determination and drive have 
earned him the respect of all who know him. These at- 
tributes, coupled with excellent personality and ability to 
adjust to any situation, certainly mark Bill as a man who 
will go far in life. 


Big Bob, Rats, as we call him, arrived at the Naval 
Academy from Folsom, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania. He was considered to be one of the best athletes ever 
to graduate from St. James High School. He was runner 
up in the state finals in the shot put and almost "all" ev- 
erything in football. Turning down numerous offers from 
other schools, Bob chose Navy. After preping at Colum- 
bian, he entered plebe year with great determination 
which landed him first string end on the Navy Plebe 
football team. Due to a knee injury though, Bob hung 
up his cleats to wear stars for a very respectable class 
average. When not studying, he could be found either 
keeping in shape or carrying on a thick correspondence 
with a certain someone. 

Bob, known and respected throughout the Brigade, 
not only for his physical stature, but for his willingness 
to please, will certainly go far in his chosen field. Upon 
graduation, the Academy will lose a great leader but the 
fleet will gain a great officer. 



With an older brother at West Point, Bill came from 
a family already versed in academy life. At St. Johns 
High School, a military school in Washington, D.C, Bill 
excelled in many areas including track, the Sodality and 
the National Honor Society, and was chosen as one of its 
ranking student officers his senior year. Hard working, 
expressive, highly emotional, and easily amused, Bill 
has made a lasting impression on all who have known 
him. His first few years saw Bill running on the track 
and cross country teams and meeting everyone at the 
Academy. He is certainly the only person at the Academy 
who knows the first name of every classmate. 

Sincere and well liked, Bill will be an asset to whatever 
endeavor should be his choice and certainly will con- 
tinue to make the outstanding contribution to the Naval 
Service that he has during his years at the Academy. 






Back Row: T. M. Apple, J. T. Slaughter, II, T. R. D. A. Garner, R. P. Torres, K. M. Trautman. Front 

Decker, D. L. Gentile, D. G. Rodgers. Third Row: J. Row: R. S. Thurlow, R. C. Williamson, Jr., J. A. G. 

A. Robitaille, Jr., J. P. Lay, AA. C. Haley, H. L. Krupp, H. P. Colomb, Jr. 
Scholz, W. G. Goodwin. Second Row: R. W. Kirtley, 


example is the best precept. 





Back Row: K. M. Pease, Jr., J. R. Smith, L. R. Easter- 
ling, W. A. Frost, G. A. Storm, R. S. Owendoff, W. 
H. Smith. Third Row: D. A. Rizzardi, D. E. Hinsman, S. 
G. Haine, E. H. Webster, A. R. Lemerande, J. D. Hun- 

ter. Second Row: D. C. Blair, W. K. Livingston, III, C. 
F. O'Leary, J. P. Neihus, D. W. Wallace, J. AA, Hare. 
Front Row: R. L. Brennon, J. F. Lucey, L. C. Sjostrom, 
C. A. Pelletier, L. L. Park, P. R. AAcNaughton. 


Back Row: J. P. Collins, T. F. Cleverdon, K. J. Arne- 
son, P. G. Rusch, J. K. Pell, L. W. Falls, D. C. Jones, 
Jr., T. AA. Shrawder. Third Row: D. AA. Casey, F. T. 
Cumminger, III, N. G. AAathison, W. D. Coleman, Jr., 
R. DuB. Joslin, E. L. Duckworth, D. L. George, T. 
H. Etter, B. C. Adams. Second Row: AA. J. Watson, 

T. E. Klocek, R. F. Cunliffe, D. L. AAcLintock, T. H. 
Van Brunt, J. H. Miller, W. S. AAcAAurry, J. Kras, B. 
U. Ritzert. Front Row: G. R. Dunham, C. E. Pehl, 
H. S. Hicks, Jr., T. F. Sauntry, J. C. Boudreaux, 111, 
J. H. Huff, III. 


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Lt. Col. Bendel 

spring set stripers 

P. A. Bozzelli-Cdr.; R. H. Wallace, Jr. -Sub.; D. N. Ingraham-Ops.; R. M. Nutwell, Adj.; T. S. O'Keefe- 
Supply; T. E. Brunk— C.P.O. 


fall set stripers 

E. A. McKenney— Batt. Cdr.; 
J. C. Williamson-Sub.; J. H. 
Hiltabidle— Ops.; H. E. Grant 
-Adj.; E. J. Holler-Sup.; G. 
W. Gorman— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

G. E. Keefe-Cdr.; R. G. Wilmes 
—Sub.; J. R. Boyette— Ops.; J. 
J. Hasson, Adj.; D. W. Richard- 
son, Sup.; T. E. Brunk— C.P.O. 



Company Officer 
Lt. Wardlow 

spring set stripers 

fall set stripers 

W. O. Schwarz— Cdr.; J. D. Maynard— Sub.; E. J. Burns, Jr.- 

W. O. Schwarz— Cdr.; G. E. Keefe-Sub.; W. T. Snyder-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

R. W. Hardy-Co. Cdr.; P. J. McKenna-Co. Sub.; C. M. Polanski- 







Wilmington, Delaware 

A Navy junior, Skip came to the Academy straight 
from Friends High School in Wilmington, Delaware. 
Adjusting quickly to the military life, Skip made friends 
easily and put his many talents to good use. A good 
artist, an amateur astronomer, a camera bug, Skip was 
always "Mr. Fixit" with radios, clocks, and anything 
else mechanical. An excellent dancer and a good addi- 
tion to any party, Skip improved his course standings 
every year in spite of a full social life. Four years on 
the Severn Skip was a coxswain for the Academy Light- 
weight Crews. A fiery member of the plebe soccer team, 
Skip was a mainstay on the Company teams. Starting on 
an Oceanography major in second class year, and much 
impressed with Naval Aviation, Skip has his sights set 
on a fine career as a Naval Air Observer. 


Boise, Idaho 

Far came to us from Boise, Idaho, by way of NAPS. 
After close calls with the math, skinny, and steam de- 
partments plebe year, Far quickly developed excellent 
study habits which enabled him to make Supt's List or 
near Supt's List grades in the following years. When not 
studying on weekends he could be found tinkering with 
his hi-fi system which he was continually building and 
improving. As a means of staying in prime condition, he 
chose gymnastics. Attaining top man in still rings plebe 
year, Far was a welcome addition to the varsity. Upon 
graduation he intends to hop into his bug and head for 
Pensacola. Being an extremely conscientious person and 
a pursuer of perfection, he will surely be an asset to his 
country and his service, Naval Aviation. 






Wantagh, New York 

Larry came to us straight from Long Island; he 
brought with him one exceptional trait — versatility. His 
interest in music scales the limits of Beethoven and 
Brahms, all the way through Peter, Paul and Mary and 
down to the Beatles. With his high academic standing in 
the class and his perpetual willingness to help out the 
other fellow, he's the all-around slash to consult about 
any "insolvable" problem. On the tennis courts, how- 
ever, his opponents get slightly different treatment. You 
can never depend on the second serve being an easy one, 
which is part of the reason he stood number one on the 
ladder of the Brigade Championship Tennis team. He 
participated in plebe squash and then stood at the top 
of the Company squash ladder; he also played intra- 
mural volleyball and heavyweight football to round out 
a diversified interest in sports. Much of his time was 
spent with extracurricular activities, including Foreign 
Relations Club, NAFAC, and Lucky Bag, as well as 
being on the staff of the Trident Magazine. 

If Larry attacks his job in the Fleet with the same 
enthusiasm he has displayed here, and we know he will, 
his should be a long and happy career. 




Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York 

Craig hails from Port Jefferson, New York, where he 
graduated from Port Jefferson High School in 1960. 
His love for the sea and ships led him to join the Navy 
and volunteer for submarine duty. Seasoned by two 
years of enlisted service aboard the submarine "Cavalla" 
and at the Naval Academy Preparatory School at Bain- 

bridge, Craig had no problem meeting the strict military 
requirements of the Academy. During plebe summer, he 
became company sub-commander and has continued his 
fine example of leadership throughout his stay here. Al- 
though not outstanding in all the academic departments 
at Navy, Craig has managed to navigate a relatively safe 
course while maintaining a respectable class standing. No 
stranger to either the soccer or the football field, Craig 
participates in both and is an outstanding competitor. 
Long an enthusiast of wind-powered craft, he always 
feels at home aboard any vessel that floats and is capable 
of carrying a sail. Among his other activities are scuba 
diving, military history, and writing for the Trident 
magazine. Craig hopes to follow in the footsteps of the 
much heralded Naval aviator. His extraordinary quali- 
ties of good judgement and leadership show promise for 
a long and rewarding career of Naval Service. 

JAMES ROBERT BOYETTE Pacifica, California 

Jim joined the Brigade immediately after graduation 
from Terra Nova High School in Pacifica, California. 
Upon arrival, he assumed the role of one of the youngest 
Brigade members. His youth, however, did not prevent 
him from becoming a part of the many Academy activi- 
ties. Jim proved to be a major member of his Battalion 
football team and Company fieldball and baseball teams. 
Other activities which attracted Jim's attention were the 
Public Relations Club and the French Club. His most 
outstanding achievement, however, while at the Academy 
was his academic record. Jim was a diligent and well- 
rounded student; the Navy gains a diligent and well- 
rounded officer. 


Terry's likeable personality was his most valuable as- 








set and an inspiration to others during his four years at 
USNA. He was always willing to help others with their 
academics, especially in Physics and Engineering. An 
Aeronautical Engineering Major, Terry hopes to be able 
to continue with his studies at a later time. A very 
capable problem solver, Terry would invent methods to 
get answers if the available methods failed. During his 
four years at the Academy, Terry proved his prowess as 
a wrestler and was an outstanding pass catcher for the 
Company heavyweight football team. His popularity with 
women was evidenced by the enormous volume of mail 
which he received every day. Terry's well rounded per- 
sonality will undoubtedly earn success in whatever field 
he chooses. 


Bronxville, New York 

After graduating from Roosevelt High School in Yonk- 
ers, New York, John spent two years in the Marine 
Corps prior to entering the Naval Academy. Not satis- 
fied with the basic curriculum at the Academy, John 
enriched his education by spending many hours reading 
the works of Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, and Sartre. He 
was a standout on company soccer, football, and squash 
teams, but his main interest was dramatics, exhibiting 
his talents in several Masqueraders performances, includ- 
ing the lead part in "Montserrat." That John had a way 
with the fair sex was evidenced in the large amounts of 
mail he received, despite the fact that he was never a 
great letter writer. John's high sense of honor and his 
dedication will make him an outstanding officer in the 
Naval Service. 


"Gos" arrived at the Naval Academy after spending 


a year at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He 
became active in intramural basketball and softball, as 
well as being an accomplished tennis player. His interest 
in sports of all kinds was keen, and he can be con- 
sidered to be somewhat of an authority on sports cars. 
Very few people worked as hard as "Gos" in the field 
of academics; his efforts are sure to bring results in the 
future. Mathematics held a special interest in his four 
years at USNA. Well liked by everyone, "Gos" can be 
relied upon to put forth an all out effort in whatever he 
does. His intense drive will insure success for "Gos" in 
any field of his choosing. 


RANDALL WEBSTER HARDY China Lake, California 

Randy entered the Naval Academy after graduating 
from Walter Johnson High School. Because he came from 
a Navy family, Randy was used to making rapid transi- 
tions and this was a major factor in his rapid adjustment 
to the situation he encountered here at the Academy. Al- 
ways an avid sport enthusiast, he excelled in such Com- 
pany sports as soccer and softball. He followed all Navy 
varsity sports closely, especially the wrestling team for 
which he was manager. Always a standout performer in 
academics, Randy, after several false starts, chose Bull 
as his major. His qualities of industrious leadership and 
good judgment will certainly make him outstanding in his 
chosen field of endeavor. 


''No ... No ... There isn't any cap trick this time!" 





JOHN DWIGHT JACKSON Seaford, Delaware 

John came to us from Seaford, Delaware, via Bullis 
Prep School. Though not a star student, he always gave 
his best effort to academics and managed to keep his 
grades high enough to spend his weekends on the more 
pleasant aspects of Academy life. In the field of sports, 
he was not only an avid fan but experienced participant. 
Football was his favorite and he proved to be an asset 
to the Company team from plebe year on. If he was not 
spending his time at sports or studying, he was not at 
Annapolis. In that case, he would be found in his home 
town with his favorite female friend. While on Young- 
ster Cruise he fell in love with the sea and the destroyers 
that he looks forward to commanding during the years 
to come. John will always be remembered for his quiet 
personality and his unquestionable honesty. 

CHARLES ERNEST JONES, III Leopoldville, Congo 

As an Air Force Junior, Terry doesn't exactly know 
where to call home. His last abode in the "outer world," 
however, was Dayton, Ohio, from which he came directly 
out of high school. His lifelong military affiliation, his 
ready-willing-and-able attitude, and a lot of plebe per- 
severance soon enabled him to acclime to the midship- 
man's life, and, more importantly, to learn the ins and 
outs of avoiding the Performance Officer's corrective 
measures. Terry exemplified his athletic abilities and 
prowess as a leading contender in plebe cross-country, 
intramural squash, soccer, and rugby. For lack of better 
things to do in the evenings, once his letters to a multi- 
tude of ferns were finished, he was forced to conform to 
the system by studying. These endeavors produced a hap- 
py surprise when, in his efforts for a Math Major, he 
retained his permanent place on the Supt's list and ac- 
quired stars, besides. Aside from studies, he found ample 
time to dedicate to the Trident Society, his coin collec- 
tion, golf, and his most involved pastime, "Terry's girls." 
Not being able to completely shake the Air Force up- 
bringing, Terry has the aspiration and the ability to 
make a successful career in Naval Aviation. 

GEORGE EDWIN KEEFE, JR. Moorestown, New Jersey 

A native of Moorestown, New Jersey, George came to 
the Academy after a year at Bullis Prep. After making 
the adjustment from civilian to Academy life, he im- 
mediately began to show the ability and versatility that 
he has become noted for. As a plebe, George first began 
to demonstrate his interest in Brigade and class activities. 
He has served as both Company Honor Rep and Bat- 
talion Trident Representative. An avid sports enthusiast, 
George excelled in Shields Sailing as well as intramural 
football and volleyball. While participating in these ac- 
tivities, he also proved himself capable of maintaining an 
excellent scholastic average as well, earning a place on 
the Superintendent's List. But George's greatest achieve- 
ment while at the Academy has been his development of 
a definite ability for leadership. This leadership ability, 
combined with the immense determination which George 
possesses, will undoubtedly combine to form an outstand- 
ing Naval officer who will be a credit to our nation. 


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A product of the Midwest, Skip came to the Academy 
just after graduation from high school. Company soccer 
and lightweight football kept Skip busy during the fall 
and winter, while the Public Relations committee and 
the Spanish Club were other important interests. A con- 
scientious worker, Skip devoted himself to his studies 
where he pursued a major in Naval Management. He 
will always be remembered by the class of '68 for his 
active part in their plebe summer. Always a competitor, 
Skip is sure to do well in the Supply Corps where he 
hopes to obtain further graduate study. 

JAMES DeVERE MAYNARD Chelsea, Michigan 

Jim entered the Academy shortly after graduating 
from high school in Chelsea, Michigan. Plebe year found 
him active with plebe football and company sports, 
where he was a big contributor to the Brigade champion 
fieldball team. Academics never worried Jim, and he 
always had ample time for other interests. Jim's free time 
was divided between sports, PRC, Gun Club and the 
pad. Jim was never one to waste liberty time, and his 
weekends were always memorable. With his easy-going 
manner, Jim is certain to be as successful in Naval Avia- 
tion as he has been here at USNA. 

PATRICK JOSEPH McKENNA Spokane, Washington 

Pat, a proud habitant of Spokane, Washington, came 
to the Academy after spending a year at Gonzaga Uni- 
versity. As an outstanding athlete all through his high 
school career, Pat continued to develop his athletic 

prowess throughout his stay at Navy. Youngster year 
brought Pat to the starting line-up of Navy's Varsity 
150 pound football team. His determination and sheer 
will-power at the tables made him one of the outstanding 
anchor-men on Navy's line. Pat showed that he was a 
hard hitter on the field as well as off. His studies re- 
flected his natural ability and intense desire to succeed 
at whatever he attempted. Throughout four years, Pat 
never failed once to register his name on the Supt's list. 
As a Math major, Pat wore stars even without the help 
of the Bull Department. During out-of-season football, 
one found him playing squash or scuba diving or per- 
haps at his favorite pastime, eating. Pat always found 
time to devote to the more professional aspects of USNA 
with his work on the Trident Magazine. A friendly word, 
a big smile and the willingness to work hard were the 
ingredients that brought Pat great success at USNA and 
will bring him even more success in the Fleet. A special 
girl and the Nuclear Fleet anxiously await Pat's gradua- 


Eastchester, New York 

Steve entered the Academy immediately after gradua- 
tion from high school, thus realizing one of his greatest 
dreams. He enjoyed the rigors of Academy life and dis- 
played this enthusiasm in his many interests and activi- 
ties. He^ was a member of the 150 lb. football team and 
later became an outstanding member of his Company's 
heavyweight football team. In the spring, Steve led his 
Company baseball team to many a victory. His greatest 
achievement, however, was in the field of academics. 
He showed he could do a job well. This perseverance has 
produced a man who will be a credit to the Naval Service. 







WALTER THOMAS OGAR, III Anniston, Alabama 

Out of Anniston High School, Alabama, came this 
"rebel" from the South. "Ogs" quickly made many life- 
long friendships while gaining nary an enemy. This 
extrovert was a pleasure to be with, whether watching 
him excel in the classroom, as he made "stars" plebe 
year and never lost them, or enviously watching him 
move his 200 pounds around the track. His room was 
invariably filled with "buckets" trying to learn a little 
from him about engineering, math, or science, while 
suffering the indignity of being subjected to Jerry Lee 
Lewis records, the price one had to pay for knowledge. 

"Ogs" has made a remarkable record at the Naval 
Academy and will certainly continue his fine start no 
matter where his many and varied talents may take him. 



Hagerstoivn, Maryland 

Steve, better known as "Oks" by his friends and class- 
mates, came to the Naval Academy from Columbia High 
School in South Orange, New Jersey, where he excelled 
in both academics and athletics, being a top-notch 
hurdler and broad jumper. "Oks" maintained his high 
academic standards at the Naval Academy by choosing 
to major in History and Social Science to compensate for 
his difficulties in thermodynamics. "Oks" continued his 
athletic endeavors by establishing himself as one of 
Navy's excellent broad jumpers. "Oks" has proven him- 
self to be a hard worker in everything he undertakes 
and will surely be one of tomorrow's leaders wher- 
ever his enviable characteristics and talents may carry 








As a Navy junior, Mike's homes were varied, but his 
family finally settled in Downey, California. After a good 
record at Downey High, Mike came directly to the "Uni- 
versity of Navy." He found little trouble in trading his surf- 
board for an M-l and was soon doing well in his new life 
at USNA. Mike's many interests and talents ranged 
through the fields of music and sports and included a 
healthy interest in the opposite sex. His principal interest 
in sports was the Company cross-country team, which he 
served as manager. When not otherwise occupied, he could 
be found at WRNV where he worked as a disc jockey. 
Somehow he found time to work as a soloist in the Musical 
Club Show and gave many enjoyable performances. After 
graduation, Mike will head for his rival state of Florida 
where he will join the ranks as a Navy helicopter pilot. 


Cincinnati, Ohio 

After two years at the University of Cincinnati, Bill 
decided to exchange his civilian clothes for a suit of Navy 
blue. He quickly exhibited those traits which have allowed 
him to excel at everything he tried. This excellence was 
exemplified by his performance in academics, military ap- 
titude and sports, including soccer, lacrosse and football. 
In the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, Bill 
set a precedent by becoming the first Second Classman 
to become a committee chairman. His other activities in- 
cluded the Foreign Relations Club and The Hop Com- 
mittee. Handling difficult situations with ease was his 
forte, which makes him well qualified for positions of 
command. One look at Bill and you could tell that he 
was a lady's man. When he wasn't studying or busy in- 
doctrinating plebes, you could always find him reading a 
good book. No matter where Bill concentrates his talents, 
he is certain to be a success. 

NAVY strikes again . . . surprise ! 





Philadelphia; Pennsylvania 

Dick came directly to USNA from Roman Catholic 
High School in Philadelphia. Never at a loss for words, 
Dick made his presence felt both in the classroom and on 
the athletic field. A five year letterman in high school, 
Dick confined his athletic talents while here at the Naval 
Academy to Company sports. On the whole, academics 
gave him little or no trouble, and, after a brief bout with 
the Steam Department plebe year, he emerged from 
youngster year. wearing stars. However, Dick also found 
time to join the Ring and Crest Committee and the 
German Club. Whether at a post-Army game party or 
in everyday life around the hall, Dick was usually the 
center of conversation. With a good sense of humor and 
a sharp wit, Dick is assured of being a success wherever 
he decides to apply his talents. 

posed a serious threat to Bill, although the humanities 
challenge his mental prowess more readily than the 
sciences. Bill has always enjoyed the security of a good 
class standing. An avid scuba diver, Bill is also an out- 
standing lightweight football player. Bill's interest in the 
Naval Service, most especially submarines, has never 
wavered, and he hopes to return to submarine duty after 
graduation. His love for the Service and his qualities of 
good judgment and leadership promise a bright career 
for this fine officer and gentleman. 


Lewiston, Idaho 

WILLIAM THOMAS SNYDER Baltimore, Maryland 

A native of Baltimore, Bill attended Baltimore Poly- 
technic Institute, where he was graduated in 1961. Bill 
began his college career at the University of Maryland 
where, because of his high school curriculum, he was 
admitted as a sophomore. Although a member of the Air 
Force ROTC at Maryland, Bill was also- a U. S. Navy 
submarine reservist. It was his intense interest in the 
Naval Service that led him to apply for his Congressman's 
appointment to the Naval Academy. Academics have never 

Daryl, originally from Lewiston, Idaho, came to the 
Academy after spending a year at the University of 
Idaho. Since he learned to like the life of a fraternity 
man there, his weekends at USNA were never dull. Al- 
though Daryl never really pushed himself, academics 
gave him little trouble. He always had time for the PRC, 
listening to country music, the pad, and his favorite ac- 
tivity, the Gun Club. Having played plebe and J.V. 
soccer, Daryl was a big asset to the Company soccer and 
heavyweight football teams. With his determination, his 
future is certain to be successful. 



Back Row: H. R. Schuler, D. G. Priest, J. C. Bates, 
Jr., P. M. Hodapp, W. L. Culver, J. C. Millen, R. L. 
Roogers. Third Row: S. AA. Skjei, Jr., F. J. Stanek, 
J. Jakucyk, R. M. Stoll, H. A. Walker, R. E. Haw- 

thorne. Second Row: A. J. Gordon, C. S. Banwarth, 
G. F. Buckley, AA. AA. Todaro, T. W. Buettner, R. P. 
Renka. Front Row: J. S. Potts. AA. S. O'Hearn, S. AA. 
Kowalchik, V, B. W. Rossing, J. T. Sheldon. 


error of opinion may be tolerated where 
reason is left free to combat it. 

thomas Jefferson 




Back Row: R. P. Red, H. F. White, M. L. AAcHugh, 
Q. O. Johnson, R. E. Lawrence, Jr., D. B. Taylor, 
AA. G. Mullen. Third Row: D. AA. Lee, R. H. Neyland, 
R. E. Gmeiner, R. J. Gilleskie, R. AA. Brown, J. L. 

Rugh. Second Row: K. L. AAcQuerier, AA. E. Lep- 
pert, R. C. Berning, J. S. Clark, R. E. Wyatt, A. J. 
Sisk, J. D. Vellis, II. Front Row: J. J. Lapicola, K. J. 
Reardon, T. A. Gomer, T. W. Oliver, III. 


Bade Row: P. D. Sullivan, E. F. Carr, J. AA. AAunning- 
hoff, G. S. Sara, K. L. Halpern, W. P. AAcCauley, E. S. 
Potts, R. A. Darezzo, W. R. Knapp. Third Row: D. C. 
Kirk, W. E. Girardet, AA. E. Rachmiel, J. B. Jans, L. 
R. Plumb, W. A. Cochran, J. AA. Gunter, R. K. Ruf- 

ner, T. W. Oliver. Second Row: J. AA. Lounge, G. 
A. Brown, J. D. Balsly, R. H. Suberly, V. J. De 
Laguardia, H. J. O'Neill, AA. A. Payne, K. E. Dodge. 
Front Row: P. AA. Wright, B. L. Person, R. D. AAc- 
Anelly, A. S. Dowd, C. H. Oosterman, T. AA. Kirby. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Capt. Schuyler 

fall set stripers 

J. I. Wade-Cdr.; H. AA. Taylor-Sub.; S. R. Marrone-C.P.O. 

E. A. McKenney— Cdr.; J. I. Wade— Sub.; S. R. Marrone— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

C. W. Fulford, Jr.-Co. Cdr.; B. A. Daly-Co. Sub.; C. G. Pfeifer- 









Phil came to Canoe U. from St. Peter's High in Jersey 
City where he first displayed his academic prowess and 
excellent leadership ability. His quiet determination, out- 
going personality, and particularly his capability for 
taking a great deal of good-natured abuse from his class- 
mates made him immediately popular and continued to 
do so throughout his four year term at the Academy. 
Through sheer tenacity and burning the midnight oil, Phil 
has been able to score numerous victories over the Aca- 
demic Departments and entrench himself high in the 
standings of his class. His chief interest in academics 
has been in the Bull Dept. where he easily earned his 

major in Social Sciences and marked himself as prob- 
ably the Academy's foremost undergraduate authority on 
Machiavelli. When not in the room studying, he could 
usually be found working out with the gymnastics team 
or gorging himself on Italian food whenever the Commis- 
sary Dept. presented it in the mess hall. 

Upon graduation, Phil will either come under the tute- 
lage of Adm. Rickover or will be found pacing the bridge 
of. a ship-of-the-line awaiting assignment to P.G. School. 
But, in either instance, the Navy will be fortunate to wel- 
come into the Fleet such an outstanding young man. 



ROGER A. BURNETT Boise, Idaho 

Roger entered the Naval Academy straight out of high 
school, giving up a promising career in the local R.O.T.C. 
In three short years he had risen to the rank of Lieuten- 
ant-Colonel! What fortitude it took to give up all this 
for plebe year. 

Rog fired for the plebe rifle team, and participated 
in various Company and Battalion sports throughout his 
four glorious years at the Academy. 

Roger's name regularly appeared on the Superintend- 
ent's List, and he was often seen wearing the, precious 
"stars." His first love, however, was not Naval Academy 
academics or sports, but speed! His closet was always 
cluttered with road-racing magazines, and intricate dia- 
grams of the largest car designs. It was a prerequisite 
that any girl he dated just had to own a sports car, 
and Rog just had to have the "wheel." 

The love of speed, which Rog has acquired, is drawing 
him into Naval Aviation, where he hopes to fly the fastest 
and the newest of the Navy's jet arsenal. There is no 
doubt that he will realize his goal. An excellent future 
looms ahead for Roger A. Burnett. 






It's a long way from the "sidewalks of New York" to 
the cobblestones of Annapolis, but Bev made the transition 
without great suffering. A short tour in a civilian college 
and some time in the fleet as a "white hat" have made 
Bev one of the elder statesmen of the class. Bev could 
usually be found tending goal for the company soccer and 
fieldball teams unless he was busy with the swimming 
sub squad or making some fresh buttered popcorn. A 
weakness for women and food caused many a saddened 
night, but always one to laugh things off, Bev usually came 
out ahead of the game. Although possessing an extensive 
knowledge of and desire for Naval Aviation, bad vision 
has forced Bev to go the way of Navy line. The tin can 
fleet can be truly grateful, for Bev brings with him the 
qualifications and potential for doing an outstanding 
job in whatever field he chooses. 

DENNIS MICHAEL DOYLE Chester, Pennsylvania 

Den came to USNA directly from high school in Clay- 
mont, Delaware, where he had excelled in all sports. He 
came to the Academy to satisfy his goals of becoming a 
Naval officer and a football star. He got his sports a little 
mixed up and wound up as star in Navy Crew's first boat. 
Always conscientious about his studies, he worked hard, 
and his name usually appeared on the Superintendent's 
List. He enjoyed his overload courses, and earned a major 
in Social Science. Though quite large, he is probably one 
of the most easy going Midshipmen at USNA. Den is 
destined to be a great Naval officer for he has the qualities 
and motivation to be a leader no matter what career he 
may follow. 

After an abortive attempt at intellectualism at Wil- 
liams College, Mark succumbed to his country's calling and 
joined the Marine Corps reserve. Butler University en- 
tertained Mark's second go at college for a semester. With 
aid from the Congress, he sought, received and accepted 
an appointment to USNA. 

Squash and tennis dominated his first year athletically 
but Squash became his number one interest during the last 
three years. After many psychological battles with Coach 
Potter he earned his sweater and N's. Academically mark 
finally excelled and wore stars a number of times. 

Sincerity and straight forward comments were always 
expected from Mark. At times his conversation meandered 
into the French vocabulary. With Mark's fondness of 
family and home it was easy to explain how everyone was 
kept up to date on Indianapolis and conservatism. 

The future alone will judge whether Mark serves Marine 
Corps Green or Navy Blue. Regardless, the common sense 
and foresight displayed as a Midshipman shall without a 
doubt enable him to achieve his highest goals in the future. 


St. Petersburg, Florida 


Indianapolis, Indiana 

Bruce, the son of a Naval officer, was born with Navy 
blue blood in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His travels as a 
Navy junior were many, including such places as Puerto 
Rico, Okinawa, and Hawaii. Bruce's bubbling personality 
made him a popular guy — both at and away from the 
Academy. He was a fierce competitor in all sports, quarter- 
backing the company football team and pitching for the 
softball team. Bruce's social life was also quite active. With 
his extraordinary personality, he was often faced with the 
difficult choice of which beautiful girl to date. He places 
a high value on his freedom, however, and at present, has 
no intentions of being snared by any young lady. He is, in 
fact, making a supreme effort to "have a girl in every 








port." The academic department seemed to be waging a 
private war with Bruce, but they fought a losing battle. 
With strong determination, he emerged victorious over 
the Science and Engineering Departments. A credit to the 
Brigade and his country, he will be successful in all of his 

DANIEL FRANCIS FINN Leominster, Massachusetts 

Coming to the Naval Academy from Notre Dame High 
School of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, "Huck" soon discov- 
ered the rigors of military life. In his' quiet hours he could 
be found reading novels or listening to good music, and 
many times it was a combination of both. The track team, 
French Club, and the Log staff, all saw his services. Al- 
though undecided about his career, he would like to go 
into the N.A.O. program. Whatever branch of the Navy 
"Huck" decides upon, it can be certain that he will give 
his all. 


Millen, Georgia 

Carlton came to the Academy as a star student and 
athlete from Millen, Georgia. After quickly adapting to 
the life of a Midshipman, he immediately began to apply 
himself to the utmost in all phases of Academy life. His 
athletic ability and will to work brought him his varsity 
letter in 150-pound football and saw him become one of 
the leaders in establishing rugby as a permanent sport at 
USNA. His ambition extended to the academic field where 
he took additional elective courses with a major in social 
science as his goal. Carlton's quiet, warm personality and 
his great sense of humor earned him many friends. For 
those who knew him well, life was interesting for he was 
always one to be in on a practical joke. With these at- 
tributes, he is bound for a successful Naval career. 








HAROLD ERIC GRANT Falls Church, Virginia 

Rick came to the Naval Academy after graduating from 
high school in Falls Church, Virginia, and then spending 
a year at Millard's Prep. School in Oregon. 

From the beginning, Rick took to the rigors of life 
at the Academy with the greatest facility. Academics wor- 
ried Rick at first, but he put his hose to the grindstone 
and earned an enviable class standing. In athletics Rick 
has always been a top competitor ; first, in two years of 
boxing, and then in rugby and fieldball. 

An Air Force brat, Rick seems to lean towards Naval 
Aviation, but the Navy can be assured of getting a fine 
officer no matter what Rick finally decides to enter. 

PIERCE JARVIS JOHNSON Pawnee City, Nebraska 

A farm boy from Pawnee City, Nebraska, Pierce im- 
mediately made himself at home upon entering the Naval 
Academy. His four years have been devoted to such extra- 
curricular activities as Drum and Bugle Corps, Antiph- 
onal Choir, Concert Band, and the German Club. Aca- 
demically minded, as well as musically inclined, Pierce 
has consistently been a Superintendent's List student in 
his quest for a double major in the Engineering Depart- 

Pierce's high school career undoubtedly prepared him 
for his sports life at USNA. He has supported such com- 
pany sports as soccer, cross country, and basketball, in 
addition to being a member of the plebe sailing team. 

It has been said that Pierce could make friends with 
anyone. His contagious smile and outgoing personality will 
both take him a long way in life. 




SAMUEL ROBERT MARRONE Frederick, Maryland 

Hailing from that booming metropolis of Frederick, 
Maryland, Sam took his football, lacrosse, and academic 
abilities to Bainbridge where he became an "old salt" 
before entering USNA. In spite of the Science Department, 
he has done well at the Academy, both in academics and 
athletics. His year-round practice has earned him a place 
as one of Navy's lacrosse midfielders, and in the winter, 
he finds time to star for his company's fieldball team. 
With a cheery greeting for all, his ever-present smile, his 
friendly personality and strong drive to accomplish his 
ambitions, he is certain to become a successful Naval Of- 


Newton, New Hampshire 

Coming from the University of Maine with a 3.79,' Ed 
never found a subject that stumped him at USNA. In fact, 
he understood them so well that he often explained their 
mysteries better than the profs. Ed devoted a good deal 
of his spare time to the Class and Crest Committee, dem- 
onstrating his artistic abilities when his design for the 
class crest ran a close second. However, Ed never found 
trouble utilizing his Supt's List weekends. 

During Ed's four years at Navy, he was very active 
in intramurals and always on hand to help out his Com- 
pany's soccer, basketball, knockabout and cross-country 

Ed, an Army brat brought up in the traditions of the 
Service, hasn't made a choice between the Wings of 
Gold or the Dolphins of the Silent Service, but no matter 
what he chooses he will be a credit to the Naval Service. 





North Canaan, Connecticut 

The Pride of North Canaan, Connecticut, Bob left his 
indelible mark on the Academy during his four year 
sojourn. Bob was known as an active participant in 
Drum and Bugle Corps activities as well as an able 
athlete on company teams, lending his hearty support 
to the soccer, cross-country and fieldball teams. 

Bob's academic excellence was well attested by his two 
majors and well-deserved stars. His quest for perfection 
and efficiency in all things will make him an outstanding 
officer in days to come. 


spent one year at the Maritime Academy in California. 
Charlie, when not participating during the fall and winter 
on the varsity wrestling team, could be found on the blue 
expanse of the Chesapeake as a member of the Y. P. 
Squadron. Adept not only in athletics, he sang tenor for 
four years in the Antiphonal Choir. After lights out, 
Charlie was always up burning the midnight oil on one 
of his many overload courses. Upon graduation, he wants 
to have his major in nuclear science. His profound knowl- 
edge of Naval history and submarines made him a godsend 
to the plebes in search of answers to their professional 
questions. The future can hold nothing but success for 
Charlie as he continues his Naval career. 

WARREN BURNS PARTAIN, JR. Vista, California 

Burnsy came to USNA from a Marine Corps family, 
and seems set on following tradition. After a battle with 
the Academic Board, Burnsy adapted to the "Navy" 
way and started work on a majors program in Social 
Science. Plebe and Youngster years found him firing 
for the Rifle Team, and he has retained his interest in 
firearms as evidenced by his membership in the USNA 
Gun Club and the volumes of gun magazines in his pos- 
session. Burnsy became a manager for the 150 lb. Football 
team and the Mighty Mites were glad of it. With his mind 
applied to the situation, Burnsy will be an asset to. the 


From the Windy City of Chicago, Charlie entered the 
Naval Academy by way of the Naval Reserve after having 


Jim, originally from District Heights, Maryland de- 
rived his great charm and easy going manner from his 
parents who had their roots in the deep South (Southern 
Pennsylvania). His great leadership qualities were evi- 
denced by his organization of several Company parties. 
Being highly co-ordinated, he was an outstanding com- 
petitor in every sport. Jim never strayed too far from his 
bed, however, and spent many hours contemplating his 
role in the nation's future. While encountering slight 
difficulty with the science department, he always man- 
aged to come out ahead. One year at the University of 
Maryland had spoiled him but bigger and better things 
prompted his decision for a Naval career. He occupied 
a spot in the hearts of many young ladies and was dev- 
astating in the field of amour. An asset to his class and 
his country, Jim will go a long way as his very being 
exemplifies the "Can do" spirit. 









Granville, Ohio 

"Beer", or "Popeye", as he is so amiably called, came 
directly to the Naval Academy from Granville High 
School in Ohio. John not only developed a fine mind but 
graduated as one of the finest football players in his 
school's history. "Beer" was named to the Ohio All-State 
Defensive Football Team. He carried this aggressiveness 
in athletics to the Academy where he became a standout 
fullback on the Battalion football team, as well as a stick- 
out member on his Company fieldball and Bart water 
polo teams. 

Academically, John has done well, carrying this fine 
trait of aggressiveness into his study program. John 
leisurely passes his few free hours enjoying good music 
and swimming. Beer holds the unique distinction of sav- 
ing the life of one of his drowning classmates during his 
plebe summer, thereby attesting to his fine swimming 

Perhaps John's best trait is getting along well with 
others, his seniors as well as his juniors. His personality 
should carry him a long way in his chosen profession; 
he's just a "regular" guy. "Popeye's" plans are for Navy 
Line, so it looks like a big plus for the fleet. 



Shubbies left the wild, party-filled rooms of the Delta 
Tau Delta fraternity house at the University of Maine 
and travelled South to the more solemn halls of USNA. 
He quickly adapted to this new atmosphere without any 
ill effects. 

Whenever the 20th company teams needed support, 
Shubbies was always there to contribute. In his short 

four year stay, he participated in such sports as cross 
country, soccer, basketball, and volleyball. Aside from 
his athletic endeavors, he found time to pursue a Naval 
Management major to help prepare him for his career 
in the naval service. 







RICHARD WILLIAM SIDNEY Jacksonville, Florida 

Upon graduation from Nathan Bedford Forrest High 
School, Dick joined the Navy. He took tests for the 
Naval Academy at "boot camp", and soon found himself 
at NAPS. Dick used his size and good looks to best ad- 
vantage by becoming a member of the plebe crew team 
and Hop Committee. As a second classman, he worked 
very hard to give us the best Ring Dance the Academy 
has seen in many years. Since third class year Dick has 
been an active member of the Rugby team. The desire 
he shows on the field carries over into everything he 
does, making him a person who is very hard to keep 
up with. In his spare time Dick can often be found sing- 
ing and playing the guitar. His good voice and skill in 
playing make it possible for others to enjoy his pastime. 
Dick's first love is Naval Aviation, and he should have no 
trouble realizing his goal. 
FRANK LEO SMITH Kingston, Pennsylvania 

After graduating from high school in Wilkes Barre, 
Pennsylvania, Frank came directly to the Academy and 

quickly made the transition to military life. He demon- 
strated his athletic prowess by becoming the playmaker 
on a top notch plebe basketball team and went on to 
make his mark on the varsity. His effort and aggressive- 
ness on the basketball court were evident in all phases 
of his four years at the Academy. Anyone wishing to 
discuss politics or the world situation found him an avid 
and knowledgeable debater. He could always find time 
to read that good book most of us wish we could have 
read. His tastes in clothing were quickly recognized and 
assured him of having a good looking date for all the 
big games and social events. We all wish Frank com- 
plete success in Naval Aviation. 

ROBERT LEE SPOONER Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Forsaken by the toads and snakes of New Mexico, 
Bob struck out on his own. Marine boot camp made a 
man of him; guarding the shores of Okinawa was his 
first test. Three years found him a corporal, a hardened 
warrior eager to conquer. Higher things were to be his. 
Bob accepted the challenge of NAPS and in 1962 he 
became a Midshipman. 

Plunging unhesitatingly into the system, Bob led his 
plebe summer company to the colors. His prowess in 
cross country, squash, and tennis kept him on training 
tables through plebe year — a feat that is little more 
than a pipe dream to most plebes. Not only was Bob 
a standout in plebe sports, but his enthusiastic social 
living earned for him the black "N". Elected treasurer 
by our class, Bob capably controlled our purse strings, 
faithfully producing balanced statements for each audit. 
Specializing in squash, Bob earned his first "N" young- 
ster year and continued to rank among Navy's top play- 
ers. Occasional study and luck licked Bob's academics; 
he never wore stars, but he could always be counted 
on for that crucial answer. 

Whether he returns to the Corps or joins the fleet Bob 
can look forward to continued success. It will always be 
a pleasure to serve with him. 


After graduating at the top of his high school class, 
Mike turned down substantial scholarship offers from 





several Midwestern schools to enter the Academy. After 
meeting the challenges afforded him during plebe year, 
he was able to settle down and concentrate in academic 
areas. Even with the increasing demands of his chosen 
field of study, Mike found time to participate in varsity 
golf and basketball and to maintain a keen interest in, 
and growing knowledge of, the Naval Service. Although 
hospitalization kept him from youngster cruise, he learned 
much and developed a greater appreciation for certain 
Naval fields during second class summer. Mike possesses 
a pleasant, friendly personality with just the right touch 
of humor. He has many interests and is genuinely moti- 
vated towards the proper performance of the tasks set 
before him. With these assets, he is sure to reach his 
highest goals. 

Jim hails from Anoka, Minn., and came to the Academy 
after a year at the University of Minnesota. Better known 
to most of his classmates as "Moose," he participated 
vigorously in rugby and Company sports. Athletic prowess 
was Jim's in the field of wrestling; but due to an injury 
early in plebe year, the varsity grapplin' team lost a 
good prospect. The Medical Dept. and Jim had quite a 
round-robin during the first two years at USNA, but 
ruggedness and determination brought him through. The 
B.A.C. and the Foreign Relations Club were activities 
in which he took particular interest. His amicable per- 
sonality, willingness, and fortitude (a little daring, also) 
will serve him well in the career pattern he chooses to 
HUGH MICHAEL TAYLOR Brighton, Massachusetts 

Hugh made his way from Boston to Crabtown with- 
out any change of stride. Liked by both his classmates 
and the upperclass, the only difficulty he encountered 
was attributable to his Boston accent, but after a year 
or so here one could find a slight trace of a Brooklyn 
accent — compliments of his roommates. Never one to 
worry too greatly about his studies, Hugh did remark- 
ably well as he made his way onto the Superintendent's 
List and earned himself a major in History. In the room, 
Hugh was a quiet guy who enjoyed reading and sleep- 


ing, but at a party or on the dance floor he became a 
different person. A lover of sports, Hugh was a great 
asset to the Company in the various Company sports, in- 
cluding fieldball and volleyball. Navy Line will get this 
confirmed bachelor upon graduation if the right girl 
doesn't hook him first. 

JAMES IRVING WADE Chagrin Falls, Ohio 

After completing very successful high school careers 
in both the scholastic and athletic fields, Jim came to 
Annapolis to become one of the "Younger Set." His 
age proved no handicap as Jim played plebe football and 
was doing well in the studies, aside from a brush with 
the Bull Department. Youngster year found Jim making 
baskets for the J.V. basketball team as well as stars to 
wear on his uniform. His keen mind, devotion to duty, 
and sense of faith in God and himself, will make Jim a 
most desirable addition to whichever branch of the 
Service he chooses. 








Back Row: T. J. Samolis, AA. A. Lonesk, R. P. White, 
T. J. Ferguson, G. B. Lear, L. W. Frawley, Jr., J. 
D. McQueen. Third Row: A. G. Chesterman, K. P. 
Hansen, J. G. Hicks, R. Frye, S. T. Holl, AA. L. 
Rinehart, W. A. Dautel. Second Row: R. Havasy, J. 

AA. Frazier, J. A. Young, D. L. Cooper, AA. H. AAc- 
Neely, C. L. AAeek. Fronf Row: W. P. Fenstermacher, 
G. C. Wasson, J. R. Wickes, E. AA. Walsh, R. D. 


ask not what your country can do for you 
but rather, what you can do for 
your country. 

John fitzgerald kennedy 




Back Row: J. M. Brown, T. W. Fetter, T. F. Donlon, 
R. J. Gemelli, C. A. Krupnick, J. N. Mortsakis, H. D. 
Black, R. J. Danna, J. F. McGuire. Third Row: J. C. 
McKay, C. E. Steidle, G. M. Pease, J. H. McRoskey, 
R. R. Sanchez, E. H. Kirkpatrick, J. J. Holly. Sec- 

ond Row: D. R. Hay, L. T. Moore, J. J. Mackin, 
W. M. Palmer, R. A. Eaves, J. D. Von Suskil. Front 
Row: R. J. Nibe, M. H. Fletcher, C. W. Murray, 
W. P. Roberts, M. S. Walters, III. 


Back Row: T. P. Smith, D. W. Young, T. N. Tehan, 
P. A. Marsh, J. D. Sullivan, D. P. Jablonowski, A. 
R. Hagar, S. D. Hoitomt, E. J. Murzinski. Third Row: 
A. J. Gallaher, J. H. Feder, R. T. Pearce, S. M. 
Quennoz, R. P. Lessmann, H. P. Consaul, III, C. A. 

Schaeffer, J. W. Wilson. Second Row: E. P. Anglim, 
M. G. Piland, III, D. E. Garland, M. A. Saraniero, 
T. D. Meteer, S. G. Gier, M. P. McGee, R. D. Cataldi. 
Front Row: J. M. Walters, R. J. Sanderson, C. S. 
Christiansen, J. L. Creed, N. D. White, J. R. Pratchios. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Curtin 

fall set stripers 

W. S. Orser-Cdr.; K. R. Berkline-Sub.;--~J. M. Chambers, Jr.- 

W. S. Orser-Co. Cdr.; K. D. Lovett-Sub. Cdr. ; J. Stephenson-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

D. N. Ingraham— Co. Cdr.; K. D. Lovett— Sub. Cdr.; K. W. McCook- 






Groton, Connecticut 

Bill, sometimes dubbed "Smoot," but most of the time, 
"Willy," claimed former residences that read much like 
a travel log of the United States — he moved from Cali- 
fornia to Illinois to Maine and then south, with brief 
stays in most of the Atlantic seaboard states, to Florida. 
His fondest recollections, however, stem from a few years 
spent in ancient Athens, Greece. Before entering the 
Academy, Bill spent a year at Exeter Prep. School. Natu- 
rally, he is of Navy vintage, and is being well-oriented 
toward a future career with our submarine force. Nonethe- 
less, it is evident from his "star" average and overloading 
in science that Bill has made much of the decision on 
his own. Crew is his forte, having lettered as a member 
of the lightweight team for three years. His second year, 
by the way, was highlighted by a hair-raising episode in 
the icy Severn when Bill went under with one of five 
lost shells. Around the hall, Bill is a likeable guy — always 
ready to organize inter-class football games, and always 
at hand for a few laughs. His well-rounded life at the 
Academy should help him weather any rough water in the 

STEVEN MAURICE ARENDT Alexandria, Minnesota 

Steve hails from Alexandria, Minnesota, and came to 
the Brigade after a year at St. John's University. Steve 
was well suited to meet the challenges that awaited him 
and he met them with the confidence and eagerness that 
have since become his trademark. His athletic abilities 
were proven on his intramural fieldball and cross-country 
teams. Academically, Steve was a hard worker and was 
rewarded by making the Superintendent's List, even after 
a difficult time with the language requirement. His easy- 
going manner and good nature are reflected in the high 
esteem that his friends have for him. A gentleman and a 
leader in every sense of the word, Steve will continue to 
be a success and a credit to the Naval Service. 

KELLY RAY BERKLINE Quincy, California 

A native of the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains in 
Northern California, Kelly came to the Academy directly 
from Quincy High School. If you want to start a heated 
argument, just utter a derogatory phrase about Kelly's 
Golden State. Kelly could always be found bolstering 
company sports and his determination and fierce desire 
to win, won him admiration and respect on both the soccer 
and fieldball fields. 

An academic master in high school, Kelly found the 
Academy subjects not exactly to his liking, but maintained 
good grades throughout the four years. 

Kelly is an avid skier and during leave periods he could 
be found flying down the snow covered slopes. 

With his fierce determination to win, he will be a wel- 
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As one of the youngest members of his class, Bill was 
taken under the wing of his older classmates and ap- 
propriately dubbed with the nickname "Bird." Originally 
from Chicago, he quickly adapted himself to the new type 
of life encountered at USNA. Academics gave Bill no 
problems, and he easily compiled an enviable scholastic 
record. His sports ability, though confined mainly to the 
intramural field, shown brightly as he starred in a variety 
of Company sports throughout the year. Few people dis- 
played a greater love of the pad, and he managed to 
"log in" a maximum number of hours. Bill will indeed 
be a welcome addition to the fighting Navy-Marine Corps 


Rockville, Maryland 

"Mike," as he is called by his classmates, came to the 
Naval Academy from his home in Maryland by way of 
the Marine Corps and prep school. Mike was always in- 
terested in making the Marine Corps his life. During his 
years at the Academy, he was very active in Glee Club, 
Catholic choir, and Musical club shows. Mike became 
part of "show biz" at the Academy. His father, a 
Marine Corps officer, encouraged Mike to develop a vast 
knowledge of the subject. Mike will make a dedicated 
officer upon graduation. 


Westlake, Ohio 

Larry came to the Naval Academy after completing 
high school at Westlake, Ohio. After a rugged plebe 
summer, Larry placed a smile on his face and adjusted 
to the system at USNA. He ran a four year battle with 
the Academic Department, but by burning the midnight 
oil, always managed to come up with the big grade when 
he needed it. 

A good athlete, Larry learned some new tricks at Navy. 
A strong point on any team, he was known as a hard 
charger and fierce competitor in football and fieldball, 
and finally came out on top in swimming. 

As a member of the Gun Club, Larry was active in 
the movement to rebuild the skeet range across the 
Severn. Larry will be a big addition for whichever branch 
of the service he sets his sights on. 

JOHN RAYMOND ELLIS Verona, New Jersey 

Ray's speedy frame could be found batting down oppo- 
nent's goal attempts most of the year as he participated 
fiercely in Company soccer and fieldball. Having brought 
a subtle blend of intelligence and highly developed athletic 
skill to Navy, Ray earned his numerals for plebe soccer 
and praise for his Supt's List grades. Verona, New Jersey 
was his home and his usual target on those too few and too 






short weekends away from the comfort of 'Mother B'. 
A science and math overloader, Ray has applied his 
casual genius to achieving a major in Engineering Science. 
His spare time was taken by a wide range of literature 
and an inevitable respite replenishing his energy on the 
blue trampoline. Certainly his far-reaching talents will 
serve both him and the Navy in the years that follow that 
big day in June. 'Those we leave behind' could do well 
by following his example. 

THOMAS HAROLD GRIM Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania 

Tom came to the Academy direct from Wilkinsburg 
Senior High School of Steeltown, U.S.A. — Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania. At USNA Tom continued his outstanding 
athletic career as a member of the wrestling team. On 
any given afternoon he could be found up in the wres- 
tling loft taking on all comers. Academics never came easy 
for Tom; thus he was always busy keeping one step 
ahead of the academic departments. When it mattered 
most Tom could be counted on to come through in fine 
style, even against the skinny department. Besides fight- 
ing the system Tom's other pastime was sleeping. Not 
many free periods passed without Tom getting in a little 
time in the horizontal position. His winning personality 
plus his ability to overcome obstacles should help him do 
well in his chosen field. 


RONALD JAMES HARTNETT Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

Griz came to the Academy from Fort Lauderdale High 
School via NAPS where he excelled in both football and 
baseball. His athletic interests now are football and 
lacrosse. During the off season he is one of the regulars 
in the weight room trying to improve himself for foot- 
ball. Despite his athletic interests, Ron has managed to 
keep a high academic average. His ambitions point 
toward a major in History. Ron may seem quiet and re- 
served but at heart he is jovial and fun-loving. Graduation 
will find him a fine officer, whose efforts will be crowned 
with success. 




"Hey, pal . . . you forgot something." 


Rosemont, Pennsylvania 

Stan came to the Academy straight out of Radnor High 
School in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. While there he ex- 
celled in football and track, continuing his participation 
in these sports at USNA. During the off season you could 
almost inevitably find him in the fieldhouse lifting 
weights. His ability along these lines has earned him the 
nickname of Man-mountain Holmes. Although Stan was 
no academic slash he was capable of good work when it 
was needed. Upon graduation and entrance to the fleet 
he will be a fine officer and a credit to the Naval Service. 

PAUL MIKEL HUBER Corvallis, Oregon 

Paul was raised in the woodland areas of Oregon 
where he developed his adventurous spirit along with 
avid interests in hunting, fishing, and cars. Having made 
the transition from a high school senior to a midshipman, 
Paul realized and met a challenge in academics as is 
evidenced by his Supt's List standing. A regular member 
of company intramural sports, Paul liked to stretch his 
long legs in sports requiring a lot of running, in which 
he excelled. Paul led a very active social life at the 
academy, and could be seen with his date at academy 
functions or in the city of Annapolis during all available 
liberty hours. Having an easy going nature, Paul made 
many friends at the academy and in the city of Annapolis. 
Paul's self-confidence and poise in any situation will 
certainly prove a valuable asset to him in his role as a 
naval officer. 




Dune entered the Naval Academy upon graduation 
from Poland High School in Ohio where he excelled 
in track and football. Since his arrival at the Academy he 
continued his sports career by breaking the plebe pole 
vault record and proving himself an outstanding member 
of the Big Blue Team. With his fine sense of humor, Dune 
had no difficulty adjusting to Navy life, and many study 
hours were spent in good-natured bull sessions. In spite 
of academic pressures, Dune always managed to be 
well-rested, and entered many an exam with an unclut- 
tered mind. Dune's devotion to duty and sense of re- 
sponsibility will prove him a credit to the Naval Service. 



Des Moines, Iowa 

A proud native of Des Moines, Iowa, K. D. came from 
a year of frat. parties, women, and song at Iowa State 
University. Plebe year found him across the river as 
the #1 golfer on the plebe team. Each afternoon in the 
spring and fall found him engaged in practice rounds 
on the Naval Academy course. His athletic prowess was 
displayed on the football field where he was a mainstay 
of the company heavyweight team. He maintained an 
above average academic record with little effort, but no 
thanks to the Dago Department. He will do well in any- 
thing he attempts and, possessing a keen sense of re- 
sponsibility and a tremendous pride in the Navy, Ken 
seems headed for a successful and rewarding career. 






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Phoenix, Arizona 

Dan proudly claims Phoenix, Arizona as his home town. 
He gave up a major in business administration during his 
sophomore year at Arizona State to enlist in the Navy. 
After a fun-filled year in San Diego and San Francisco, 
Dan passed the tests for the Naval Academy Preparatory 
School at Bainbridge, Maryland. He graduated from Bain- 
bridge with the top of his class, and moved on to the 
Naval Academy. Dan had less than the usual amount of 
trouble with plebe year, thanks to his ability to make 
friends with everyone he met and his knowledge of the 
Navy. As an active participant in company sports, Dan 
at one time held the record for the cross country course. 
His favorite sport, however, was volleyball in which he 
was the star member of the team. Dan's exceptional ma- 
turity and drive will help him to be an outstanding leader 
in his chosen field. 

KEVIN WILLIAM McCOOK Springfield, Massachusetts 

Kevin brought a variety of interests to the Naval Acad- 
emy. He was in French Club, Scuba Club, Gun Club, and 
Foreign Relations Club. His participation in clubs reflects 
his major academic and sport interests. Although he has 
fought a hard battle with the technical aspects of a mid- 
shipman's academic requirements, he has been able to 
take a major in the Foreign Language Department. The 
additional French courses he took to obtain a major will 
undoubtedly help him during his career. Since previous 
experience in rowing is the exception rather than the 
rule, Kevin was a valuable member of the lightweight 
plebe crew, having been captain of his high school crew; 
Kevin has been partial to water sports at the Academy. 

He was a member of the plebe swimming team and a 
manager in subsequent years. Along with participation in 
Scuba Club, Kevin has aided plebes to pass their mini- 
mum swimming requirements, and kept in shape working 
out at the natatorium. Kevin's quick smile and self-con- 
fidence have earned him many friends and are sure to 
help him throughout his career. He has a bright future 
as an officer and it will be to anyone's advantage to have 
Kevin as a member of their organization. 

GEORGE WYNN MONTGOMERY Knoxville, Tennessee 

Wynn, better known as Monty, came to the Academy 
from Knoxville, Tennessee. Amiable and intelligent, his 
warm personality won him many friends among all classes. 
During his hitch at USNA he received much heckling 
because of his supposedly "hillbilly" background. Although 
sports were not one of his strong points, he was always 
willing to give a determined effort. His efforts in Brigade 
activities more than made up for this. There were few 
times when Monty wasn't at class that he wasn't in the 
pad. He was the only person with a QPR over 2.8 to 
worry about what school he was going to next term. With 
no definite plans as to the service, Monty will be a suc- 
cess whatever his field. 

ROBERT M. NUTWELL New Providence, New Jersey 

Bob came to the Academy from New Providence High 
School in New Providence, New Jersey. From the first 
time he slipped a slide-rule, he was a delight to the En- 
gineering and Math Departments. While maintaining a 
3.6 in his own academics, he tutored half the company 
and wrote monthly for the Trident, for which he was 








a foreign affairs editor. The Company drew on Bob's 
talents not only as a writer and tutor but also as a tight 
linebacker in lightweight football. Though his main inter- 
est lay in nuclear submarines, he was generally acknowl- 
edged as an authority on all phases of professional 
knowledge, much of which he picked in sailing YP's. 
The Navy will be richer because of Bob's drive and 

WILLIAM STANLEY ORSER San Diego, California 

As a Navy junior, Skip traveled throughout the country, 
but San Diego was his only home. After playing football 
in high school, Skip switched to crew where he became 
an outstanding oarsman for the Brigade. Although 
an efficient and hard working person, he always found 
time to have a good time and enjoyed many a party during 
his four years at Navy. His thoroughness and interest in 
Academy life won him a prominent place in his class. 
In spite of academic pressures, Skip always managed to 
be well rested and entered many a final with an unbiased 
mind. He could always be counted on to do a good job 
except for the hours between 0615 and 0900 when he 
closely resembled a walking zombie. Once awake, though, 
Skip was his usual good-natured self. Skip will always be 
a pleasure to work with. 


Mike hails from the sticks of Idaho — a small town called 
Mullan. He attended Mullan High School, where he 
played varsity football and basketball, then spent a year 
at the University of Idaho before coming to the Naval 
Academy. At Annapolis he maintained his interest in 


sports — participating in Battalion football and fieldball, 
and as a varsity baseball manager. In the field of aca- 
demics, Mike's grades were good enough to enable him 
to help his roommates when necessary. Among Mike's 
nicknames were "Midget," for his 5'-6" stature; he also 
enjoyed the title of COMSUBSQUAD for his perennial, 
distinguished service on the swimming sub squad. Mike's 
interest in sports was rivalled only by his interest in a 
certain female from Springfield, Virginia. His roommates 
can attest that she was his favorite topic of discussion. 
Finally, Mike served four faithful years as the Drum and 
Bugle Corps' best noise-maker — he played the cymbals. 






Vicksburg, Mississippi 

Bill made the long journey to Navy from the deep 
South, after spending a year at Mississippi State Universi- 
ty. His exceptional sense of humor carried him through 
his transition from fraternity parties to Navy life. He 
always managed to keep his roommates hopping with 
his famous rebel flag. As a charter member of happy 
hour during Airtramid, Bill was always on hand when 
the fun started. He was known to his classmates as fun- 
loving though hard-working. Bill has resourcefulness, 
drive, and desire and will have a successful and reward- 
ing career. 

TOM HUNTER REYNOLDS, JR. Dundee, Illinois 

Being from a typical Service family, it couldn't be 
said that Tom joined the Navy to see the world — he al- 
ready had! Following in his father's footsteps, USNA 
was already an old friend to Tom when he arrived here 
from Melbourne High School in Florida. His adjustment 
to Academy life proved to be no problem and his easy- 
going attitude was always a fine example for his class- 
mates and won him many friends. Besides Company 
parties, Tom enjoyed intramural sports and he always 
ran a good course for the cross-country team. After- 
noons in the spring meant sailing or tennis, Tom's favo- 
rite pastimes at Navy. Academically, the "Dago Slash" 
excelled in the liberal arts while he often had to resort 
to hand-to-hand to defeat the Steam and Skinny Depart- 
ments. "TR's" loyalty and enthusiasm for the Service, 
added to his smiling determination, will make Tom a 
proud addition to the Fleet. 


Grosse Pointe, Michigan 

Michigan endowed USNA with one of its favorite 
sons, Skip. Coming here after four glorious years as a 
high school athlete, Skip played on the plebe football 
team. In his upperclass years, Skip gave up football and 
devoted his time to academics. A real worker, Skip con- 
quered his studies with diligent work and long hours 
and was rewarded with the Superintendent's List every 
semester. Skip was never one to let his serious attitude 
towards studies and the Naval Academy prevent him 
from having a good time. Plebe year, when most of us 
were too scared to speak, Skip wore pajamas to forma- 
tion — and got away with it. Most of his compatriots will 
remember him best for his excellent taste in female 

Skip's desire to always do what is right, combined 
with a strong sense of duty and a desire to succeed 
brought him successfully through the Naval Academy. 
These same traits, wherever they are applied, will make 
Skip an outstanding member of his profession. 


Hyattsville, Maryland 

A world traveler of many miles and years, Tom stopped 
at USNA for a brief respite from his quest for adventure. 

Learning the incompatibility of studying and adven- 
ture, Tom leaned toward the latter. With a great interest 
in history, Tom reluctantly mastered the slide rule. 
Known "affectionately" as the Shark of the plebes, he 
was a firm believer in a rigorous plebe year, and many 
plebes felt the Shark's teeth. Having lived in Japan and 
just about everywhere in the United States, Tom de- 
veloped his voracious appetite for current events. This 
led to membership in the Foreign Affairs Club. 

Being salutatorian of his high school class is a good 






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mainly in governmental service, but whatever he does, 
the Shark will be at home on the sea. 


Huron, Ohio 

John, a poor shellshocked country boy who wandered 
here from the hills of Huron, Ohio, made himself an 
integral part of the Brigade. John picked up enough 
skill and determination on the way to become the main- 
stay of the Varsity tennis team. He has also actively 
participated in the Choir and Glee Club and supported 
many Brigade activities. During his stay here at USNA, 
John has managed to study enough to keep the stars he 
earned plebe year, but he always found the time to 
help a struggling classmate. During the summer he could 
usually be found wandering through sqme South Ameri- 
can country. Armed with an easy-going personality that 
has won him the respect and admiration of his class- 
mates, John is certain to be a valuable asset to any 
Navy wardroom. 



R. F. WURSTER New York City, New York 

Ron is one of the more unusual members of the Bri- 
gade — he combines both intellect and prowess in sports 
in his 6'3" frame. Consistently, he finds his name on the 
Superintendent's List. He followed Roger Staubach's steps 
at New Mexico Military Institute, very hard steps to fill, 
even with Wus's size 13 gunboats. Nevertheless, Ron not 
only filled Staubach's shoes, but he led the same team to 
the same win-loss record as Roger's. His athletic talents 
are limited in one field only — swimming. After a nearly 


fatal start, he has become a member of the starting team 
of Coach Lenz for three years running. Wus's varsity 
athletic activity was baseball. It appeared that of the 
several sports possible, he could get his N star more 
quickly at his outfield position. For a breather he plays 
Company heavyweight football. 

Ron is one of those rare people who wouldn't hurt 
anyone. His Queens accent and his wholesome sense of 
humor have endeared him to all his classmates. Few 
mids are known better or more widely around the 
"campus." Ron's choice is Navy or Marine Aviation. 
Whichever course he takes will be counted as a loss by 
the other. 



Back Row: E. W. Moldenhaver, J. R. Selmer, W. L. 
McCracken, D. G. Matthews, R. H. Johnston, S. C. 
Arey, T. W. Southworth. Third Row: R. O. Amber, D. 
M. Glynn, W. C. Markley, III, J. T. Johnson, T. R. 

Nelson, R. J. Clatworthy, M. M. Egnotovich. Second 
Row: B. R. Patton, D. H. Finney, A. V. Monaco, J. 
F. Matus, J. Z. Fandey, P. C. Gale. Fronf Row: J. W. 
Fitzgerald, R. J. Cornetta, D. R. Shaw, C. A. Tzomes. 


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Back Row: L. W. Stine, H. K. Haines, II, J. D. Rob- 
inson, D. K. Denson, N. R. Taylor, R. G. Garner, 
F. J. Derby, R. F. Taylor, R. F. Carpenter. Third Row: 
D. C. Snyder, II, A. B. Chaloupka, O. L. Sweeney, 
M. A. Kalashian, R. E. Curtis, Jr., C. C. Warren, Jr., 

J. M. Steussy. Second Row: J. A. Stinson, M. J. Show- 
ers, M. F. Wilson, F. J. Samms, Jr., J. C. Nolter, 
S. Alexander. Front Row: R. G. Holihan, Jr., R. D. 
Hammer, C. T. Westcott, P. E. Hamre, D. R. Powell. 


Back Row. C. P. Stover, W. R. Jones, P. W. Hop- 
kins, Jr., G. B. Jones, T. R. Gibbs, H. R. Armet, 
M. L M. Imeson, R. K. Roosa, S. L. Todd. Third Row: 
E. A. Piatt, D. F. Dudek, T. B. Wadsworth, Jr., D. R. 
Bussey, D. E. Grove, G. H. Price, R. B. Adams, J. 

E. Bingham. Second Row: G. W. Foote, J. L. Garden- 
hire, J. W. Blevins, Jr., E. J. Challain, O. N. Mc- 
Neil, Jr., M. H. Docton, G. E. Campbell. Front Row: 
J. L. Obst, L. E. Cattani, T. H. Anderson, Jr., R. E. 
Hills, M. P. Tarina, J. E. Brink. 



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winter set stripers 

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JAMES EVERETT ACKER Wyandotte, Michigan 

Having spent his early years navigating the family fish- 
ing and pleasure craft off "the state with the longest shore- 
line," Michigan, Jim lost his way one day and dead-reck- 
oned himself down to, of all places, Crabtown. Undaunted 
he went ahead and further demonstrated his expert sea- 
manship with Canoe's "all-engines-back-emergency" YP 
squadron, notoriously composed of those brave souls who 
would actually like duty on a "tin-can." 

Meticulously caring for his "monthly insult," Jim re- 
corded the whereabouts of its every part. Rudgeting his 
time almost as carefully, Acks also 'managed to demon- 
strate his facility with a clarinet and became a valuable 
member of the Concert Band. 

Well known for his infectious good humor and friendly 
smile, which mirrors the finest of dispositions, he will al- 
ways be a valuable shipmate, and our best wishes go with 
him for a well-merited success. 

ROBERT ANDREW BROOKS Muskegon, Michigan 

Being from Michigan, Bob naturally loved the out-of- 
doors and was extremely active in sports. Just about every- 
thing came easily to Bob, from academics to athletics, 
and he seemed to spend most of his time trying to either 
lose weight for crew or gain weight to go home. You 
could usually find Bob dragging a few locals on the week- 
ends except when his O.A.O. from Texas was here. Bob 
had the unusual experience of being on the second class 
Summer Detail and going to Pensacola for flight training 
all in the same summer. After experiencing both, he de- 
cided to make Navy Line his future career, but which- 
ever field he enters, Bob will be a credit to himself and his 


"Denny" came to the Academy from Fort Dodge, Iowa, 

with two years of college behind him. A long and dark 
plebe year did not let him forget how badly he had always 
wanted to graduate from the Naval Academy. Den took 
an early interest in crew and followed it up with many 
hours of hard work in a shell for the lightweight team, 
enabling him to letter in the sport as a youngster. He was 
as serious a student as an athlete, and he never took any 
undertaking too lightly. His only serious academic chal- 
lenge came from the Department of E.H. &G., which stood 
in the way of his being a member of the Superintendent's 
List more than once. One rarely heard Denny complain 
about any phase of his Academy life, as he always seemed 
to have in mind that his appointment had not come easily. 
There is no doubt that he will be as fine and conscientious 
an officer as he was a midshipman. 










Miami, Florida 

Born in New London, Connecticut, Carlton calls Miami, 
Florida, home. It was here and at New Mexico Military 
Institute that he distinguished himself as a gifted leader 
as well as a punishing fullback, which talent he retained 
while at the Academy. Also high on his list of likines were 
folk music and weight lifting; and his fine physique and 
harmonious voice, as well as his self-taught skill with the 
guitar, served him well in personal enjoyment, in self- 
accomplishment, and in the entertainment of his friends. 
Songs of Johnny Cash, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Carter 
Family could often be heard when passing by his room. 
Carlton's lively sense of humor and his ability to imitate 
any one and anything was a constant source of fun for 
everyone associated with him. But most of all, Carlton's 
strong desire to succeed in whatever he has undertaken, no 
matter what the cost in work and sacrifice, gives him an 
admirable trait which many lack, and which will make him 
an invaluable asset to Marine Corps Aviation, which he 
hopes to enter upon graduation. 

GEORGE WILLSON GORMAN Glendale, West Virginia 

When George arrived from West Virgina, he brought 
with him & taste for the better literature and music in addi- 
tion to an avid interest in national and international af- 
fairs. His interests soon led to many enthusiastic discus- 
sions and his library became the Company source for 
everything from plebe questions to first class term papers. 
His interests and electives in the field of history soon led 
to an active part in the Foreign Relations Club and the 
Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference. During the 
spring and fall sets he could be found on the waters of the 
Chesapeake striving to develop and improve his profes- 
sional ability and knowledge. When the ice became too 
thick he traded his stadimeter for a football and engaged 
in Company football waiting for the spring thaw. In his 
few moments of relaxation Gouge made good use of his 
record albums which covered nearly every mood and 
taste from Brahms to the Kingston Trio. His interests and 
abilities should offer him an enjoyable and fruitful career 
as a Naval officer. 


Bill, from Seattle, Washington, came to the Academy 
from a Navy family and Franklin High. He followed his 
brother's footsteps, and more of the clan is sure to follow. 
Bill has taken an active interest in sports by playing both 
Rugby and soccer. After three years of trying to ignore 
studies, the Academic Departments finally taught him a 
profound lesson. His ability to make friends and to get 
the job done will make him a welcome addition to the 


Richmond Hill, New York 

Though a world traveler as a young man in a Navy 
family, the Academy's version of the Bon Vivant finally 
settled in Queens. Here, life found him either at Arch- 
bishop Molloy High or chasing fleeing females on the 
crosstown buses. At Crabtown, "Hick" chose to forego the 
energy struggles of the Steam Department for a more 
sedate concentration in literature. In the top of his class 
academically, Bill will certainly reach new heights upon 








DONALD RAY JAMISON Williamsport, Pennsylvania 

Don came from Fraternities to Forms 2, as he survived 
the hazardous transition from Penn State Frosh to, USNA 
plebe. He soon took command of the situation and be- 
came the master of everything USNA could toss his way. 
While not letting academics get ahead of him, Jami ex- 
celled in intramural sports as quarterback for the Com- 
pany 150 lb. football team, Batt track man, and main- 
stay of the Company soccer team. Well known by most 
of the young ladies on the East Coast, Don will be re- 
membered by his taste for "Appo" pie and women. 
With his outstanding personality and conscientious man- 
ner, Don will be a welcome addition to the Fleet. 


Tucson, Arizona 

Since Charlie didn't have very far to go west from 
his home in Tucson, Arizona, he decided to ignore Horace 
Greeley's advice to "Go West, young man," and came 
east instead. It didn't take him long to find out about 
the D&B and Concert Band, where he put his musical 
interest and ability to good use. He also liked to play 
with words, and his subtle puns were a source of con- 
stant amusement to his friends. As a youngster he ac- 
quired an interest in the game of soccer and became 
one of the team's managers, as well as one of its most 
ardent supporters. Charlie decided that engineering was 
the field for him and his academics were slanted toward 
an Engineering major. His desire to work hard and do 
everything well should be a great asset to him in the 









On the way to another triumph. 


Omaha, Nebraska 

Vladas Vytautas Kazlauskas, better known as "Vyt" 
or Walt, ventured forth to the Academy from the plains 
of Omaha, Nebraska, after an athletic career at Creighton 
Prep. Plebe year found Walt playing plebe football 
and Company fieldball where he, time after time, dis- 
played the form that made him All-State in football. 
Sports were not Walt's only claim to fame. Again and 
again, he was described as "looking like a movie star" — 
Edward G. Robinson. A lover of music, he could al- 
ways be found playing his guitar at the "song fests" 
on Friday nights. His pride and joy. was the stereo setup 
he hooked up by himself. As he often said, "I may not 
know the theory, but I can't be beat for practical work." 

When not dragging on the weekends, Walt expended 
his energies hitting the books, but has yet to pass up a 
friendly Sunday afternoon touch football game. 

His major? German. And how can he go wrong with 
the gift of gab he has! His future? Undecided as yet, but 
whatever field he enters, you can be sure that he will be 
a credit to the Service. 


After graduating a Cadet Colonel from St. Thomas 
Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota's version of West Point, 
Ray, known to many as "Looey," decided to face reality 
and join the Navy. Perhaps it was his swimming ability 
as a varsity backstroker which influenced him, or per- 
haps he'd already seen enough of the other side. Plebe 
year was fairly good to Ray and he participated in 
several plebe record setting relays as well as spending 
the spring across the river with the plebe golf team. 




Since then, he has concentrated his time in Scott Nata- 
torium and on his gymnastic prowess on the "trampoline." 
He has also become a connoisseur of good books and 
music, and has watched enough movies to make him a 
qualified cinematic critic. In spite of all this, he has 
managed enough free time to concentrate on a Mathe- 
matics major. With his easygoing manner, Ray should 
have a lot of success in whatever field he should decide to 

MICHAEL JAMES McQUAID Chicago, Illinois 

Mike came to USNA from the big city of Chicago 
and had little problem adjusting to life as a plebe. 
His classmates soon found out that his sense of humor 
was "Bug's" greatest asset, and many of our study hours 
were rounded off with a side-splitting visit from him. 
His struggle with the academics was long, hard, and 
often, but somehow Bug managed to pull it out every 
time. Mike's favorite topic was railroads, and there 
wasn't a man around who knew more about them Jthan 
he. Sportswise, Mike enjoyed participation on several 
good intramural squash, basketball, and cross-country 
teams. His leaves were spent more in Milwaukee than 
Chicago, and it wasn't only the beer he was interested 
in. Bug's sincere liking for a career in Naval Aviation 
will indeed make him an asset to the Naval Service. 


Coming to the Academy directly from Lima Senior 
High School, "The Mils" has demonstrated his versatility 
throughout his years at the Academy. He has shown his 
musical abilities in his participation in the NA-10, the 
Chapel Choir, and the Glee Club. His athletic skill and 

determination have shown themselves on the "Mighty 
Mite" field, where he won two varsity letters, and in the 
spring on the rugby field, where he was an "All Star" 
regular. He also found time to help out in Company 
basketball during the winter months. Mils has also 
studied hard here and has been able to make the Super- 
intendent's List while also getting a major in Air Ocean 
Environment. All of these qualities are combined with 
a driving desire to "hit the pad" during any free time 
whatsoever, to the constant amazement of his friends. 
In the future, Mils hopes to be a Line Officer, where we 
know his versatility, good nature, and hard work will 
outline a successful career. 

GEORGE MALCOLM MOORE Alameda, California 

Entering the Academy with a diversified background 
due to the fact that he was a Navy junior, George soon 
proved that he was the man to beat. His excellence in 
academics was unchallenged and a common phrase con- 
cerning "Nutty George" was ". . . . if he can't do it, 
nobody can." But George's interests did not stop at the 
purely academic level. He side-stepped both football and 
track, which he had pursued in high school, to concentrate 
all his effort in crew. A desire to excel found his rowing 
on the Severn when the ice had barely broken. George's 
very broad and keen knowledge of the Navy frustrated 
many plebes who tried to win "carry-on" from him. Al- 
ways anxious to try something new, he would snatch at 
every opportunity that came along, including guitar play- 
ing and scuba diving. With his keen wit and determina- 
tion, the road ahead for George will be filled with great 










MICHAEL EDMUND NABER Sequim, Washington 

Mike comes from the land of tall timber and delicious 
apples. Before coming to the Naval Academy, he spent 
a year at the University of Washington doing a study 
into the finer things in life. The regimentation of plebe 
year was only a temporary lull in an otherwise adventur- 
ous social life, Mike's quiet, friendly personality enables 
him to make friends easily. However, all those who have 
faced him in wrestling, rugby, "overweight" football, 
soccer, or fieldball can readily attest to his rilgged com- 
petitive spirit. Mike's love for a good book and his bed is 
second only to his love for the fairer sex. Even though 
studying is not Mike's favorite pastime, he has demon- 
strated his ability to stay above water with relative ease. 
Mike's keen mind and personal charm will undoubtedly 
see him through many successful years in the Navy. 

JOHN ROWLAND NAYE Bay Village, Ohio 

John left the beaches of Southern California eager to 
begin his new career at USNA. A fine leader and athlete 
in high school, John spent the fall and spring seasons 
roaming the outfield spaces for Navy's varsity nine. In 
the off season, company football found good use for his 
services. Never one to shirk his studies, Bucky, as called 
by many, remained at the top of his class spending long 
hours completing his major in the EH&G Department. 
Eager to find "the" girl but not ready to be caught, John 
made good use of his Superintendent's List weekends. A 
keen interest in sports and a fine collection of records 
kept John busy during his "free" time. Second class sum- 
mer left him with the urge to fly; whichever branch 
John chooses, the naval service will receive a gentleman, 
leader, and sportsman. 




GARY LYNN NEWKIRK Hagerstown, Maryland 

On June 27, 1962 Gary made the two hour trip from 
Hagerstown, Maryland to become transformed from the 
"Bear" of South Hagerstown High into the esteemed 
status of a plebe. Since then he has completed the further 
transformation from plebe to upperclassman, and now to 
junior officer without losing the good humor and gener- 
ous personality he had brought with him. Not a man to 
anger, "Newks" has spent a lot of time in McDonough 
Hall as a Brigade boxer, deciding to forego the track 

career he started as a plebe. He has pursued academics 
with the same determination he has shown in the ring. 
Coming off his split decision plebe year he has continued 
to improve and the odds are ten to one he'll walk off as 
the champ. He also found time to sing in the Chapel 
Choir besides satisfying his keen interest in race car 

Possessing a constant desire to win he attacks every- 
thing with enthusiasm. This even extends into his eating 
where he is undoubtedly an expert on seafood. Gary will 
surely be a "20-year man" if he can find a ship that 
serves good fried oysters and clam chowder frequently. 

PETER WHALEN OATIS Indianapolis, Indiana 

Coming to the Academy directly from high school in 
Indianapolis, Indiana, Pete showed, right from the start 
of plebe summer, the dedication and competitiveness 
that made him one of the most respected members of the 
class of '66. Living in "the city of speed" didn't leave 
much of a mark on Pete. He never rushed into anything 
but always managed to come out on top. Without doubt, 
his favorite pastime was sleeping. He did, however, par- 
ticipate in sports and earned a letter with the 150 pound 
football team. Labeled as one of the "greatest little line- 
backers in the game today" he was a mainstay in the 
defensive line. His leadership potential carried over from 
the field, where he called the defensive signals; Pete 
demonstrated this quality both on the Plebe Summer De- 
tail and during academic year. Always willing to lend 
a helping hand, Pete proved himself a true leader and 
man of unlimited patience and capabilities; admired by 
all and disliked by none this "True Gentleman" is a 
bolster to our Navy and country. 





Kelly came to the Academy from the Sovereign State 
of Texas. While his friends at home had been rustling 
cattle and going to rodeos, Kelly was close to the sea 
making fast friends with King Neptune. This same quest 
for professional knowledge and his deep love of the sea 
followed him to the banks of the Severn. Kelly quickly 
established a reputation for fine seamanship in the Sailing 
Squadron, while still finding time for company sports 
activities in softball, basketball, football, and cross-country. 
Kelly's devotion to principle, his Irish-spirit, quick smile, 
and love of friendship will insure his recognition as a 
fine officer. 


Tom is another product from Columbia Prep who got 
his start in Tennessee. After getting acclimated to the reg- 
imentation and academics plebe year he has shown him- 
self to be a hard worker. He has played a variety of 
sports demonstrating outstanding competitive spirit, but 
the sports he had always wanted to play will have to be 
left up to his "little" brothers. As for girls, he has had 
great success in meeting them, especially at Academy 
sponsored dances. His friendly and outgoing personality 
has made him many lasting friends here and should help 
him in the future as a Naval officer. 


Croton-on-Hudson, New York 

A true example of the American success story, Ulf came 

to the United States at an early age from Sweden, his 
birthplace. Once in this country Ulf easily adopted the 
American way of life without ever losing the continental 
touch. Coming to us from his new hometown of Croton, 
New York, Ulf has done remarkably well in every field 
of endeavor, excelling in literature, sleeping and being 
chited by the steam department. An avid fan of the good 
life, he has taken every obstacle in stride. If wit, talent 
and ambition are the keys to success Ulf will open the 
doors to the future and attain that success. 


After whizzing through two years at Mankato State Col- 
lege, Ted entered the Naval Academy with a head start 
on academics; he managed the transition from civilian 
to plebe equally as well. Ted's extracurricular activities 
varied from interests in the Foreign Relations and Scuba 
clubs to obtaining a private pilot's license in his spare 
time. In the sports area, Ted enjoyed participating in 
tennis and ' squash, but his real love was soccer, and 
his enthusiasm certainly qualifies him for the title of 
"Andy Capp" of Company soccer. Ted couldn't be better 
qualified for a career in Naval Aviation, and his room 
was constantly besieged with plebes seeking answers 
to questions on Naval Aviation. His lively sense of humor 
and conscientious attitude will insure his success as a 
Naval officer. 

MICHAEL JAMES SWEENEY Randallstown, Maryland 

The Navy received one of its finest Naval officers when 
Mike came to the Naval Academy from Baltimore Poly- 







technic Institute. Academics never gave him any trouble 
as he was continually on the Superintendent's List. Being 
sold on soccer, Mike worked hard for a well-earned berth 
on the plebe team. He also added his ability to the savage- 
ness of the Company fieldball team. Youngster year 
found Mike with stars: Academic stars and the long 
awaited and dreamed of "N" Star. Second Class year, 
in spite of a serious knee injury, aggressiveness and de- 
termination made him a part of The National Champion- 
ship Soccer Team. His outstanding qualities of fairness, 
reliability and determination found him elected to the 
class Vice-Presidency. Along with his tremendous smile 
and arresting personality, he was well liked by all of his 
classmates. O.C.U. and N.A.C.A. supplied the moral and 
religious faith that he strived for. Mike built many strong 
friendships that will last through the years. He will cer- 
tainly be a valuable asset to the Navy and his country. 


The "Show-Me" kid left the banks of the Mississippi 
River and promptly began to "show everyone" at the 
Academy that his past record of excellence was a true 
indication of his ability. Rich mastered all the challenges 
presented by the often hectic routine at USNA, and his 
flair for planning ahead and organizing his work was 
evidenced by his constant appearance on the Superin- 
tendent's List. Rich proved to be a prime example of the 
old adage, "When the going gets tough, the tough get 
going," for the more difficult his studies, the better his 
grades. Rich devoted his many athletic talents to the 


Company sports teams, by playing a workhorse role for the 
soccer, football, and tennis teams. His early training in 
and around St. Louis served him well, for he was a tough 
character in any situation. Yet this hard-nosed quality 
could be melted by those frequent letters from his favorite 
female friend back home, and the girls he dated around 
here never seemed to complain. A leader capable of the 
greatest responsibilities, his personality, intelligence, and 
desire will assure Rich of future success. 



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Back Row: J. H. Quinlan, R. L. Kimer, W. C. Kel- 

lum, D. S. McKee, J. C. Sariscak, W. W. Honour, R. T. 
Brino. Third Row. G. P. Nanos, D. G. McCarthy, D. 
C. LeRoy, W. T. Russell, J. M. Scott, D. D. Fox. Sec- 

ond Row: T. W. Moore, D. E. Church, D. L. Rost, 
H. A. Wright, K. L. Tuttle. Front Row: A. W. Martin, 
W. T. McCluskey, W. C. Stedfield, B. B. Racely. 


no man is an Hand, intire of itselfe. 

John donne 




Back Row: P. G. Warner, C. G. Honour, J. J. 
Frankovich, J. R. Vantuyl, J. R. Bowden, J. F. 
Barwick, R. J. Arneson, R. A. Wallace. Third Row: 
R. T. Hickinbotham, K. W. Ilgenfritz, T. L. Glover, 
T. R. Mewhinney, C. A. Pelizzari, S. P. Hannifin, 

J. B. Henry. Second Row: P. G. Gaffney, II, S. M. 
Gensill, A. P. Fossum, F. R. Brletich, H. B. Richard- 
son, III, R. L. Hallaver. Front Row: C. W. Moore, Jr., 
AA. C. Treanor, AA. D. Grulli, T. K. Tardy. 


Back Row: P. D. Blackledge, E. B. Wild, R. C. Klos- 
terman, B. E. Woodruff, III, T. J. Wandishin, P. AA. 
Settle, R. C. Spolini, G. J. Buchert, Jr., J. D. Mor- 
gan. Third Row: P. F. Connors, L. F. Rubano, P. 
C. Lame, R. P. Vehorn, R. O. Cassada, D. K. Dag- 
gett, B. E. Kinsley, R. G. Reid, Jr., T. B. Reeve, Jr. 

Second Row: R. L. Hutchings, J. AA. Bunker, W. D. 
Morton, J. L. Klokow, R. D. Mullins, R. C. Eikenberry, 
R. F. Stoss, J. M. Kelly. Front Row: J. S. Brown, B. 
B. Stahl, M. A. Fisher, R. J. Fawcett, M. W. Mauss, 
D. H. Tanaka. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Solomon 

fall set stripers 

G. M. Wright— Cdr.; O. J. Pender— Sub.; T. C. Boyhan— C.P.O. 

L D. Giddings— Cdr.; O. J. Pender Jr.-Sub.; K. A. Wagner-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

L. D. Giddings-Co. Cdr.; D. S. Bill— Co. Sub.; W. J. Cochran-C.P.O. 





DENNIS BAKER Compton, California 

Dennis entered the Naval Academy by means of a Con- 
gressional appointment from his hometown of Compton, 
California. Another proud Californian, Denny excelled 
in high school basketball and baseball, lettering in both 
for 3 years. This athletic prowess later enabled him to 
become a mainstay on Company and Battalion intramural 
athletic teams during his four years at the Naval Acad- 
emy. A better than average student, Denny never had 
trouble with academics and has taken part in many extra- 
curricular activities. After graduation he hopes to win 
his wings at Pensacola and pursue a career in Naval 


Tim came to the Naval Academy from Mansfield, 
Ohio. At Mansfield Senior High he lettered in both 
swimming and tennis. Although Tim had his problems 
with plebe year, these were all ended when he went out 
for the plebe swimming team. Once the season started, 
he earned enough carry-on to last him until the second 
week of summer cruise. After plebe year, Tim was a 
mainstay for the varsity team where he won his "N" 
and was a member of the "N" club. He worked hard to 
master his academic problems, but when he was not 
studying, he could be found dancing around the room 
to keep in practice for his upcoming weekends. Tim Jias 
shown an interest in Naval Aviation; however, no matter 
what field he goes into, he will continue to work hard 
and be a credit to the Service. 

DAVID SPENCER BILL, III Norfolk, Virginia 

"Longball" came to the Naval Academy from St. Ste- 
phen's High in Alexandria, Virginia, where he was all 
state in everything. His athletic prowess remained with 
him throughout his career as a midshipman. He was a 

standout on the varsity baseball team and a good point- 
getter for the company cross-country team. His grades 
were excellent — especially considering the short amount 
of time he spent preparing his studies. 

Lest this be another "he was a grand guy and we all 
felt we knew him" biography, a word must be inserted 
concerning his Friday night activities. In some dim-lit 
smoke filled room in a remote corner of Mother Bancroft, 
Longball was willing to ride all he had on two pair. He 
was a gambler, the kind of guy you would want in your 
foxhole, and it was a privilege to have served with him. 









Scotia, New York 

Tom came to Annapolis directly out of high school in 
Scotia, New York. While at the Academy, he has accom- 
plished many things, not the least of which is his per- 
fection of the Boyhan Method of Painless Study in 
preparation for his tests; to the amazement of his friends, 
he consistently gets good grades by sleeping in order to 
keep his mind "unencumbered by facts." His fierce deter- 
mination is displayed on the rugby field each spring, in 
bed each winter, and in his love for such sports as scuba 
diving and hunting. An ardent supporter of Navy athletics, 
he can always be counted on to cheer hard for the Big 
Blue teams. Tom's strong religious convictions are shown 
by his faithful attendance at the Chapel each Sunday 
morning. Whatever branch of the Navy Tom chooses, whe- 
ther it be Naval Aviation, the Marines, or NPQ, he is sure 
to be an unqualified success. 


Montclair, New Jersey 

Tony, better known to his classmates as "Brooms," 
.came to the Academy directly from Montclair High, 
Montclair, New Jersey. Winning three football letters in 
high school, Tony was a member of a grid team that took 
the New Jersey State Championship and, his senior year, 
he was chosen to the All Eastern Scholastic Squad by 
the New York press. It is not surprising that he has- been 
an important asset to Navy's plebe and varsity football 
squads. Except for a slight brush with the Language 
Department plebe year, Tony had no problems with 
academics. In spite of his busy schedule, Tony, always 
found time to assist classmates in need of help. Special- 

izing in Mathematics and Systems Engineering he showed 
his academic prowess by earning stars. After spending 
four years in the upper rack, Tony plans to continue his 
career in Naval Aviation. 


Tom, coming from Gallup, New Mexico, spent a valuable 
year at New Mexico Military Institute in preparation for 
the Academy. During his high school days, he excelled 
in academics, as well as in football and track. After don- 
ning the Navy blue, Tom was quick to develop many last- 
ing friendships and found smooth sailing at the Academy. 
The Academic Department was no great obstacle to him,* 
as seen by his Superintendent's List, and at times, Star 
average. Tom, a participant in the elective system, se- 
lected Mechanical Engineering for his major, yet always 
found time to help a friend in need. Known as "Desert 
Rat" by his classmates, he fought a never ending battle 
with swimming but managed to keep his head above water, 
if only barely. Having a wide variety of interests, he ran 
the gauntlet of sports from lightweight football to Battalion 
gymnastics. His loyalty and desire to do the best that he 
can, promises for him a very bright career in the Service 
of his choice. 

ROSS JUSTIN DOUBLEDAY Arlington, Virginia 

Ross came to the Academy from Arlington, Virginia, 
where he graduated from high school, lettering in both 
football and wrestling. After high school Ross spent a year 
at Columbian Prep. From there, he joined the Brigade 
of Midshipmen on 27 June, 1962. After securing from 








plebe year, Ross became very active in Brigade and 
Company sports, including Plebe football, and both Com- 
pany football and softball. Academically, Ross came 
through with only a few close calls and now looks for- 
ward to a career in the Navy's version of Wall Street. 


Monterey Park, California 

Claiming Monterey Park, California, as his home, John 
came to the Academy with an outstanding high school 
record. While here at USNA he participated in the over- 
load and elective programs and could often be found 
punching the keys of the IBM computer in Ward Hall. 
Noted for his quick and sarcastic wit, he put his mind 
to work in the classroom and maintained very good 
grades. Although not a varsity athlete, he gave his whole- 
hearted support to Company sports. John considered 
teaching Sunday School in Dahlgren Hall one of his most 
rewarding activities. With his enthusiasm and cheerful- 
ness, we are sure that John will be a fine officer and 
submariner that we will all be proud to call a classmate. 


Greencastle, Indiana 

Larry came to the Academy from Greencastle, Indiana. 
After attending high school there and excelling in wres- 
tling, Gids spent a year at Indiana U. as a humanities 
major. After deciding to go all out for the Blue and 
Gold, he spent his next four years at Annapolis. Despite 
several close calls in plebe academics and yearly swim- 
ming tests, Gids excelled in all that he undertook. During 


his stay at the Academy, he was active on the reception 
committee, and spent many hours developing his Spanish 
overloads. Lar was a leader in numerous Company sports 
and was a dedicated and familiar face in the weight room. 
Overcoming a close brush with true love youngster year, 
he could often be found escorting some attractive girl 
around Annapolis. His friendly personality and indus- 
triousness gained him the friendship and respect of all 
who know him. His sincerity and individualism will 
mark Lar as a natural leader throughout his service 




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began his Academy career, John never ceased to display 
his natural leadership talents. His industriousness gained 
him the respect of all his classmates. Plebe year John 
participated on the wrestling team and his upperclass 
years he was a member of both the ocean sailing squadron 
and the Varsity Gymnastics team. John also devoted his 
summers to the Blue and Gold, attending the Army Air- 
borne School at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and taking part 
in the Newport-Bermuda sailboat race. 

John's hobbies, besides dragging a different girl each 
weekend (batchelorhood and freedom were common vir- 
tues with him), including dreaming of his ultimate goal 
of a career in Naval Aviation. That part of the Naval 
service will gain a most valuable and loyal officer upon 
John's graduation. 


Watertown, Massachusetts 



Howie came to the Naval Academy after a year at the 
University of Illinois. Being a Chicago boy, he found 
the Annapolis night life somewhat lacking, but he man- 
aged the switch without much trouble. 

Howie did not have any problem making good grades, 
and he was on the Superintendent's List every semester. 
He carried elective courses to ootain majors in mathe- 
matics and physics. However, not being one to burn 
himself out studying, he developed a mean free path the 
width of his mattress. He participated in the French Club, 
the Foreign Relations Club, and the Log, and he under- 
took an ambitious outside reading program. For athletics, 
he found his sport in the intramural boxing program. 

Howie's fine wit, quick mind, and amiable personality 
will stand him in good stead throughout his career. 


Silver Spring, Maryland 

John entered the Academy after completing his career 
at Northwood High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, 
where he was an outstanding wrestler. From the time he 

Don graduated from Our Lady's High in Newton, 
Mass., and, following a year in prep school, decided to 
take the plunge. He carried his exuberance in social 
activities into life at USNA and quickly made fast friends 
with all who came into contact with him. Having sus- 
tained a football injury in his plebe year, he settled down 
to become a stalwart in Battalion and Company lacrosse, 
football, and soccer. After excelling in mathematics while 
in high school, Don naturally had an interest in science 
and higher math, and could usually be found during 
overload period stalking the halls of these departments. 
In one word, Don might be described as a "joiner." He 
participated in nearly every activity at the academy, in- 
cluding Scuba club, reception committee, Newman club, 
Lucky Bag staff, and juice gang. During weekends, he 
spent his lime in the company of some young lady and 
could be found wherever there was activity. 

A really great guy, he is a person of whom we can al- 
ways be happily associated with as a classmate. Which- 
ever aspect of the Navy Don decides to take up, the Navy 
can be proud to welcome a fine officer. 


Coming into the Academy directly from Lancaster 
High, Fred constantly sought to make his mark in 
academics as well as athletics. A stalwart member of 
company sports, this energetic "Buckeye" participated 




in cross country, fieldball, and in the spring took to 
the waters of the Severn with the knockabout team. 
In addition, he was a faithful member of the Drum 
and Bugle Corps and the Midshipman's Concert Band. 
Although Fred spent many happy free periods at "slope 
zero," his intelligence placed him consistently on the 
Superintendent's and star lists. Realizing his interests 
were centered around mathematics and systems engi- 
neering, Fred endeavored to obtain a major in both, and 
is pointing towards Nuclear Power School upon gradua- 
tion. Always willing to lend a helping hand, Fred has 
made his tenure at the Naval Academy a fruitful one. 


Computer Science 


Vern came to the Academy from Stephen F. Austin 
High School in Houston, Texas, where he was active on 
both the swimming and tennis teams. A red-blooded Texan 
throughout, his warm personality and outgoing manner 
never ceased to place him in high esteem with his class- 
mates. At home on any athletic field, Vern was active in 
company sports and was a standout on the Plebe 150 
pound crew team. Academics were never a problem for 
Vern,- as he maintained a Superintendent's List average 
throughout his academic career. His Texas drawl seemed 
to attract females by the dozens but he successfully re- 
mained unattached to anyone in particular. "Morgs," 
as Vern was affectionately dubbed by his close friends, 
always was ready and willing to lend a helping hand to 
a classmate. The Naval Service will gain a dedicated and 
loyal officer upon Vern's graduation. 
DALE HOPKINS MOSES Kingston, Pennsylvania 

From Sea Explorers on Long Island Sound, to Navy 
Line on the High Seas, Dale has been a "Black Shoe" all 
the way. Coming to the Academy from Wyoming Seminary 
Prep School in Kingston, Pennsylvania, he had a con- 
stant goal of the Blue and Gold, and with a five-year 
undergraduate course, managed to keep just ahead of the 
Academic Departments. Battalion sports, BAC, and Re- 
ception Committee during the year, and surfing or ski- 
ing at any time possible, claimed a sizeable portion of 
his extra time. Since Dale preferred a bugle to an M-l, 
he was a "Hellcat" since Plebe Summer, and many a 


chill October evening would find him under the lights 
on Farragut Field getting ready for the Corps' next 
halftime show. Dragging was no problem either — the 
freedoms of travel and bachelor life were too enjoyable 
to be soon lost. When Dale pins on his ensign bars, the 
Navy will be getting a staunch supporter, and the fleet, 
a fine and capable officer. 

ORLAND JAMES PENDER, JR. Atlanta, Georgia 

Coming directly to the Academy from Briarcliff High 
School in Atlanta, Jim found little trouble with academ- 
ics. Since youngster year, he has regularly participated 
in the overload program, choosing courses that would 
help him toward a major in Naval Management. On the 
athletic field, he is usually found in the midst of a rough 
and tumble game. Since a knee injury forced him out of 
football plebe year, Jim has been a leader in bringing 
rugby to the Academy's sports program. A rugged com- 
petitor, whether on an athletic field or in his everyday 
life, Jim will be a welcome addition to the Navy as a 
future Naval aviator. 








"Coach! !' 

STEPHEN CONRAD POTTER Seattle, Washington 

This delightful enigma came to us from Seattle, Wash- 
ington, where he attended high school, the University of 
Washington, and served briefly in the Naval Reserve. His 
conversion to the Naval Academy way of life may well 
stand as the least painful in the history of the institution, 
for Steve's radiant good nature invariably enabled him 
to circumvent every obstacle, frequently without effort. 
Four years proved Steve indeed a unique personality, for 
he not only did well in everything, but he enjoyed doing 
it, a fact which, at the very least, puzzled us all. Steve 
cannot help but enlighten the many people he will en- 
counter, and they too are destined to be confounded, 
wondering just how this happy soul has managed to find 
all of life to be, at best, no great dilemma. 


Don came to USNA from Midland, Texas, where he 
graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. At Lee, he 
not only excelled in the classroom, but was outstanding 
on the baseball diamond as well. Through constant drive 
and hard work he maintained these same high standards 
at the Naval Academy. You could walk into his room 
any time of the day and find him behind his desk with 
his nose in a book. His determination is no less displayed 
on the baseball team where he drives himself to achieve 
greater perfection and has been one of the real mainstays 
on the team. To his friends he is known as an affable, 
easygoing guy, with a Southern drawl, who is always 
happy to do a favor for anyone. 'Whatever field he 
chooses upon graduation, Don can't miss being a success. 





Miami, Florida 

Born in Sanford, Florida, Dave came to us from 
Naples, Italy, Miami, Florida, San Diego, California, Nor- 
folk, Virginia, and so on. The remarkable thing is that 
all of his "homes" left their marks on him. The moving 
about instilled in him ein Wunderlust that proved a bit 
difficult to overcome, being confined to the Hall. Aca- 
demics were no problem, save in the Department of 
Engineering which didn't care about the advantages of 
island life in the Archipelago, and insisted furlongs per 
fortnight were not satisfactory as a measure of velocity. 

He loved skin diving but took a major in Oceanography 
— skin diving was not offered. He had a caustic wit and 
remarkable sense of perception. He read a great deal 
more Kipling and Coleridge than was recommended by 
The Powers, and consequently got a great deal more out 
of the four years than did most. A bit cynical, a bit 
romantic, a bit quixotic, he remained "Brother Dave" to 
his classmates and always had time to "talk of many 
things." Knowing him was an education. He has a great 
deal to offer life and those about him. 


Millersburg, Pennsylvania 

Steve came to the Academy from Millersburg, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he had an outstanding athletic record. He 
was Captain, All-Conference, and Most Valuable Player 
on his high school team. He also played basketball, base- 
ball, and competed in the high jump, broad jump, and 
relays for the track team. He attended Bullis Prep for a 
year where he captained the gridders and played first 

base for the Bullis nine. Steve played first team right half 
on the plebe team and has seen considerable action with 
the varsity. During the off season he leads the company 
fieldball team. Steve's natural ability to get along with 
other people, coupled with his winning spirit, will insure 
his success in anything he undertakes. 


Amarillo, Texas 

Ron came to the Naval Academy after attending 
Amarillo Junior College, the University of Texas, and 
serving a short stretch in the Marine Corps. He encoun- 
tered no trouble in handling the academic department's 
toughest challenges. An outstanding student of the hu- 
manities, he achieved excellence in all literature and 
history courses. He majored in Literature, but being a 
practical man, realized he had to make a living as well 
as enjoy life, so he took an additional major in Manage- 
ment. He participated actively in the Foreign Relations 
Club, the German Club, and the Antiphonal Choir. Ron 
was an excellent example of "sound body, sound mind," 
but he definitely believed that man was born to walk 
erectly upon the earth and not inhabit a watery environ- 
ment. With a dynamic personality, Smitty was an out- 
standing conversationalist who was always ready to dis- 
cuss anything from current affairs to Greek mythology. 
He loved to visit, and it was not an uncommon sight to 
see him coming through your door with a coffee mug 
in hand and a smile on his face. To know him was to 
marvel at what made him the unique and complex indi- 
vidual he was. Whatever course Smitty chooses in life, 
he will excel because of his determination that he can do 
any job better than the next man. 





The first thing you would notice about Laurie is his 
soft-spoken, gentlemanly manner. Soon, you would see 
how quick minded and perceptive he is. And in a very 
short time, you would be impressed by his sincerity and 

Laurie has taken many jibes about the groove in the 
deck from his door to his mattress, but he has accom- 
plished a great deal. He has established an outstanding 
academic record, with a major in mathematics. Laurie 
has taught himself to play the banjo with sufficient skill 
to thoroughly impress the friends that were driven off 
during his first weeks of discordant strumming. He has 
managed to keep warm in the winter by participating in 
varsity fencing. Laurie has found time for considerable 
independent reading. He has used his weekends well and 
wisely, often in his MGB. And, he has always been an 
interesting participant in after dinner conversations, being 
particularly noted for his quick wit. 

Laurie came to the Naval Academy from high school 
in Detroit. He plans a career in Naval Aviation. Laurie's 
friendly way, bright mind, and fine sense of humor will 
make him a welcome addition to that field. 


Baltimore, Maryland 

Jim came to Annapolis from Baltimore's Loyola High 
School after four years of both athletic and academic 
achievement. Acclimating himself to the Academy quickly, 
Sully was soon to be found on the athletic field. He par- 
ticipated in Plebe football, Varsity Lacrosse, and intra- 
mural football and softball. Interest and application to 
his studies deterred Jim from many extracurricular ac- 
tivities but he still found time for membership in the 
Newman Club, and for dragging as often as possible. His 
post-graduate interests lie in the field of aviation, with 
NFO especially in mind. A hard and industrious worker, 
Jim is assured of success as a future fleet officer. 

ROYCE DONALD TAYLOR Murfreesboro, Tennessee 

Royce chose to leave his home in Murfreesboro, Ten- 
nessee, to attend the Academy. That easy life on the farm 
seemed to prime him for his academics; the less he 
seemed to study, the better his grades. This combination 
allowed him to sleep his way onto the Supt's List. How- 
ever, he took a determined and aggressive attitude into 
all of his athletics. He survived his boxing career at the 
price of a well-mutilated nose. His mild temperament and 
mule-headed stubbornness were his most valuable assets. 
He was never a hypocrite, doing exactly what he wanted 
to and saying whatever came to mind. Navy Air will 
receive a fine officer in Royce. 

KEITH ADAIR WAGNER New London, Connecticut 

Keith made his first decision of his Naval career when 
he passed up a chance to go to the Coast Guard Acad- 
emy, where his father was Commandant of Cadets. Once 
here, he scored his first success in the Dago Depart- 
ment, validating the language course. He immediately 
made the second big decision of his life and signed up 
for a French Major. Never a man of a technical turn of 
mind, Keith often found steam and skinny a bit vague. 
To his distress, these departments occasionally found him 
wanting also, but they failed to prevent him from main- 
taining a creditable grade level. After school hours Keith 
would often devote to his activities. Whether it was pre- 
paring a Sunday School lesson or polishing up the latest 
issue of The Log, Keith has shown that he can always 
get the job done. And yet, he was always able to find and 
put to good use more free time than one would expect 
could be found in his crowded routine. Free time to Keith 
was either time to drag or time to keep up his volumi- 
nous correspondence. Graduation day will mark the be- 
ginning of a much desired and well deserved career. And 
to the Navy it Will mark the acquisition of a dedicated 
and competent officer. 








GEORGE MARTIN WRIGHT Silver Spring, Maryland 

George was born in the Academy hospital, and came 
back seventeen years later as a plebe. In the years be- 
tween, he lived in Silver Spring. Maryland, and graduated 
from the Priory School where he was very active in 
Dramatics. He was also a wild sax player, and he 
brought his talent to the Academy and the Spiffys. No 
one could remember a costume hop without George and 
his sax helping to liven up the evening. Taking a major, 
he could be found at almost any random moment buried 
in one of his many overload books. Even so, he always 
made time . to relax for a few minutes with either his 
guitar, banjo, recorder, saxophone, or flute. No one was 
easier to get along with than George, and whenever he 
did get ruffled, you knew that something was really 
wrong. He was always trying to better himself, and this 
drive brought him to jump school at Fort Benning, 
Georgia, during summer leave of second class year. He 
was named the honor student of his class, a distinction 
that no other Midshipman had ever earned before, and 
he proudly wore his jump wings. His "study hour uni- 
form" included a Marine utility cap with the wings promi- 
nently displayed. His ambition after graduation is to go 
to Nuclear Power School, the start of a career that can't 
help but be a happy one, both for him and the men 
working with him. 


WILLIAM M. ZONDORAK Fairfax, Virginia 

Bill's first few days at the Academy were filled with 
apprehension, and rightly so, for the midshipmen's store 
was hard pressed to find clothes large enough to fit him. 
His initial discomfort was brief, however, and Bill, through 
the foresight of the NAAA, was soon restored to his jovial 
self. Once he and Navy football had become sufficiently 
involved in each other, Bill's adjustment problems dis- 
appeared entirely, and the Academy gained one of its 
greatest admirers. On the academic front, Bill was equally 

willing to apply himself. His desire to squeeze all that 
he possibly could out of four years of study impressed 
his less ambitious classmates, and his accomplishment in 
numerous additional electives testifies to his success. 
Many of us will long remember and admire this most 
happy fellow, for Bill's remarkable affability has won, 
and will continue to win him countless lifetime friends. 



Back Row: D. E. McQuinn, D. J. Santoro, R. J. Arm- 
strong, W. S. Perry, F. J. Hebdon, C. R. Lakin, D. G. 
Cooper. Third Row: R. D. Hunt, J. A. Peck, W. G. 
Arendas, S. V. Gray, J. L. Donga, S. B. Kramer. 

Second Row: B. J. DeGeorge Jr., J. P. Mixon, W. E. 
Olsen, J. W. Roe, R. D. Raaz, P. D. AAoore. Front 
Row.- W. W. Gay, D. R. Stevens, F. A. Varasano, R. 
J. Gordon. 


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Back Row: L A. Vega, G. F. Sf. John III, W. E. 
Edwards Jr., N. E. Walter, S. A. Farkas, R. C. 
Schaubel, B. C. Fromme, R. S. Clover III. Third 
Row: B. D. Dutcher Jr., E. J. Hovin, G. W. Bacon, 
C. R. Munsey Jr., S. E. McDaniel, B. J. Spaulding, 

T. C. Swart. Second Row: J. S. Fal, W. J. Sawyer, 
M. J. Nacrelli, G. A. Peterson, J. C. Bowers, G. T. 
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T. Hayes, J. F. Bell, P. S. Clark Jr. 


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EDGAR WILLIAM ADAMS Chicopee, Massachusetts 

Throughout his Naval Academy career, Ed worked hard 
at everything he undertook. His academic and -athletic 
abilities carried him through in fine style. A pleasant 
personality and pleasing smile are attributes many lack, 
but it wasn't so with Ed. He never refused a helping hand 
to anyone who asked for it. A dedicated man, striving 
always to improve himself. With the record that he has 
made, Ed can be proud of his four years and can look 
forward to a fine career as an officer in the Navy. 

ANDREW COULTER ARJE New York City, New York 

Andy was born in the state of California but considers 
himself a New Yorker. As a Navy junior, he has lived in 
and seen a great many places. After a year at NAPS, he 
brought to USNA a devotion to the Navy which has not 
diminished. "Barge" played intramural sports with relish 
and determination, especially Batt football and company 
fieldball. A man of many interests, Andy was known to 
enjoy a good argument on any subject but history was 
his favorite; he always found it hard to put that textbook 
down. His devotion to the Naval Service will make him a 
welcome addition to any service he chooses. 

acquaint the ladies of the East with his midwestern 
charm. Guinn won many friends with his pleasant manner, 
while his perseverance and determination were amply wit- 
nessed by his many accomplishments. Armed with these 
attributes, the Paul Newman of Navy looks forward to a 
rewarding career in Naval Aviation. 



After finishing high school in Iowa, "Hud" decided to 
take his first look at the sea by coming to Navy. A three 
sport letterman at Centerville High, Guinn was a wel- 
comed addition to any sports squad. He is best remem- 
bered for the many sleepless nights he spent bent over 
his typewriter meeting a deadline as business manager of 
the Lucky Bag. He still found time to devote to aca- 
demics; and even managed to master extra courses. The 
weekends were his, however; and he did his best to 







CLARK RUSSELL COOPER Santa Rosa, California 

Before coming to USNA, Coop had established himself 
primarily as a scholar. In fact, he out-studied his class- 
mates to become top man of his high school graduating 
class. But then came the transition to college, military 
life, plebe year, and, worst of all for Clark, the end of 
co-educational classes. As a result, he found the opposite 
sex to be much more educational and interesting than 
academics and Academy life. This does not mean that 
Clark's academics were low. He applied himself as much as 
necessary, which was generally more than enough. Coop's 
athletic endeavors were similar in that when he applied 
himself, he did well. His consistently high marks in phys- 
ical training give evidence to his personal doctrine of stay- 
ing in condition. A variety of interests somewhat compli- 
cates his post-graduation plans, but he will undoubtedly 
be recognized as a credit to any profession he chooses. 


Port Washington, Long Island, New York 

After proving himself in track, basketball and football 
at his high school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John 
worked hard for four years to make his name known 
on the varsity track team. The track season was marked 
by many pulled muscles and tired legs, but John worked 
to make himself one of the fastest men at the Academy. 
In the field house and in Bancroft Hall, John's likeable 
personality and keen sense of humor won him many last- 
ing friendships. Academics seldom posed too great a prob- 
lem to John who managed to keep himself on the Super- 
intendent's List for the better part of his time at the Acad- 
emy. This quality, combined with his attitude toward the 

Navy, has made John a credit to the Brigade and capable 
of doing an outstanding job in whichever part of the Navy 
he should decide to enter. 


Fort Sill, Oklahoma 

Jim has lived in many various localities and countries 
including Germany and Japan. This inborn, nomadic 
nature, combined with Jim's nonchalant handling of the 
tender sex, indicated a roving future. Besides being an 
ostensibly confirmed bachelor, Jim was also an extremely 
devoted athlete. He enjoyed meeting new challenges and 
rose to them easily; the ever-present and most challenging 
obstacle of all being the rigorous academic curriculum 
faced by all midshipmen. In the intramural program, Jim 
contributed his talents to both light-weight football and 
cross country and proved an asset to the company in both 
events. Athletic excellence came easily to Jim as he took 
great pride in his physical condition, constantly striving 
to improve himself. Enthusiasm, a good nature, and 
devotion to duty are all characteristics which will insure 
Jim's success wherever his career may take him. 

JOSEPH JOHN HASSON Brooklyn, New York 

Joe came to the Academy from Brooklyn, New York, 
but making the adjustment to military life proved to be 
no problem to him. Always on the Superintendent's List 
and never without stars, Joe has stood high in his class, 
as well as in the esteem of his classmates, since joining 
us. Highly regarded by all, they have taken full advan- 
tage of his good nature and academic prowess by bring- 
ing their unsolvable problems to him for solution. His goal 







has been to obtain two majors before graduation, and he 
is well on the road to success in attaining this end. Being 
a fond admirer of the diplomatic approach, his special 
interest has always been right around the corner. On the 
athletic level, he seemed to be a big slash, devoting most 
of his time to water follies. His demonstrated ability and 
avid interest point to a very successful future. 

HENRY FRANCIS HERRERA Miami Springs, Florida 

Hailing from Miami Springs, Florida, via Coral Gables 
High School, The Ransom School, and Mt. Herman 
School, Hank came to the Naval Academy with a fluency 
in Spanish which enabled him to achieve a Spanish major 
at the end of his youngster year. He was active in the 
Spanish Club and wore stars for his academic proficiency. 
Hank's athletic prowess enabled him to be a member of 
the plebe swim team and, subsequently, he became var- 
sity swim team manager. Hank was a very conscientious 
midshipman and should make a fine career Naval officer 
if his present aspirations materialize. A quick wit, Hank 
rarely failed to play along with or invent a joke to lighten 
the tension at the proper moment. 


Newark, New Jersey 

Gene, a product of Newark, New Jersey, exemplifies 
the traditional ideal of the thrifty Irish. A non-conformist 
in some respects, Gene has been the brunt of many a 
friendly argument. He has managed to thrive on the life 
of a midshipman, finding the pay adequate, the food 
excellent, and the academics easy. An avid reader, one is 
most likely to find Gene completely engrossed in some 
book (non-academic, of course) busily puffing away on 
his pipe. Gene could do a smashing impersonation of a 


"steam prof" and provided many an evening's entertain- 
ment eulogizing those august experts on the realms of 
the mystic. Not particularly ruffled by even the most 
tense situations, Gene has been able to survive surprise 
quizzes, P-works, and final exams. Gene served two years 
as a "white hat" prior to entering the Academy and as a 
result, was constantly besieged with fourth classmen at- 
tempting to find answers to professional questions. With 
his ready wit and willingness to please, Gene should do 
a fine job no matter what task he is assigned. 









WILLIAM LEWIS JEREMIAH Cohasset, Massachusetts 

Jerry made his home in Cohasset, Mass., where he 
attended Cohasset High School. While in high school, 
Jerry starred on the school's basketball and football teams 
while engaging in many extracurricular activities which 
included being president of his class. Upon graduating, 
Jerry came to the Naval Academy, where, although not 
participating in varsity athletics, he was .an outstanding 
member of both Battalion and company sports. Jerry's 
interest in academics lay mainly in mathematics, at which 
he was most proficient. Jerry was known as an easygoing 
soul, well liked by his classmates. Jerry overcame his 
mishaps with the Executive Department and he adjusted 
to the discipline of Navy life. His continued progress in 
storming barriers will be an asset to him in the Fleet, 
where Jerry will no doubt prove himself a valuable 

JAMES RICHARD LEVINSON Benson, North Carolina 

Jim grew up and went to high school in Benson, N.C., 
where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball, and 
stood second in his class in academics. Though originally 
planning to follow his ancestors in the field of law, Jim 
switched his loyalties from the courtroom to the ward- 
room and a career in the service of the Blue and Gold. 
He got an early start on his sea legs as a member of the 
Y.P. Squadron. Jim was also a fierce competitor in soccer 
and lightweight football on the company level, and won 
many friends with his quick wit and fine sense of humor; 
nor did hardly a weekend pass when Jim was not to be 
seen acquainting some young lovely with the Academy 
surroundings. Jim's membership in the French Club 
proved useful on his youngster cruise to Quebec, Canada. 
Because of his likeable personality and determined spirit, 
Jim will surely be a great success in the Fleet. 

PETER S. LOTHROP Bethesda, Maryland 

Pete's high school days were spent in Bethesda, Mary- 
land, where he played golf and lacrosse. He continued to 
develop prowess in these sports by becoming a member 
of the Navy's plebe golf squad and the Battalion lacrosse 
team. Pete also took up the game of squash upon entering 
the Academy and became a real asset to Battalion teams; 
he was also a good man with a soccer ball. When Pete 
got away from the athletic fields, he could be found 
dating in the yard or on the dance floor at a hop; he 
was well accomplished in both categories. His endless 
sense of humor proved to be a boundless source of 
hilarity. Pete's hard working attitude and likeable per- 
sonality will serve him in good stead in the Fleet. 
Whether he goes Navy Line or Naval Aviation, he will be a 
welcome member and an outstanding leader. 

Mac came right out of high school in Roanoke, Vir- 
ginia, and has never ceased letting us know that the South 
hasn't surrendered, yet. Whether or not he can convince 
us of this, he does have the ability to talk. He was the 
first plebe to win the Brigade Oratorical Contest and the 
first man ever to win it twice in a row. Also along this 





line, Mac has been an active member of the Masqueraders. 
These activities haven't taken all of his time, however. 
He has managed to find time to be a member of the 
varsity sailing team as well as one of the hardest workers 
on the Brigade Hop Committee and Ring Dance Com- 
mittee. If you have ever walked into his room and taken 
a look around, you know what his career plans are. Mac 
will make a fine addition to Naval Aviation. 

BENNETTE DEAN McGRAW Sacramento, California 

Prior to his arrival at USNA, Ben attended Sacramento 
Senior High School where he lettered in tennis. The "ole 
Swashbuckler" then joined the Navy and became an 
electronics technician, having been through boot camp, 
ET school, a tour of duty at Whidbey Istend, and the 
course of instruction at the Naval Academy Preparatory 
School in only twenty-three months. 

Ben, a real racketman, has helped bolster the record of 
many a squash and tennis team on both the Battalion and 
Company level, also faring well on the plebe tennis 
squad. His academic abilities were on par with his per- 
sonality and aggressiveness toward his duties. The future 
is hazy, but no matter what line of duty he chooses, he 
will be a welcome addition to the Navy family. Ben's a 
number one man in any book. 


South Bound Brook, New Jersey- 
Charlie, a native of New Jersey, came to the Academy 
after a year at Clarkson College of Technology in New 
York. He was a standout in plebe summer wrestling, the 
beginning of an interesting and varied athletic career in 
varsity and intramural sports. Academics came easy to 
Charlie, except for a brief struggle with organic chem- 
istry; he often enjoyed the benefits of Superintendent's 
List liberty. When not engaged in his studies, Charlie 
could be found in the pad or in a game of "hearts." No 
stranger to the opposite sex, he frequently narrowly 
escaped the embarrassment of having two drags at the 
same time. Charlie's good natured attitude and rugged 
competitiveness will be an asset in whatever branch of 
the Navy he chooses. 



DEAN HOLMES MATZKO Springfield, Virginia 

Leaving familiar Penn State University, Dean came to 
USNA on an ROTC appointment, having spent several 
years in Germany while his father was stationed there; 
he then moved back to North Springfield, Virginia. Dur- 
ing the winter sets, Dean was an outstanding member 
of Company lightweight football teams. Though he usually 
had problems trying to make weight for the sport, he 
always proved that he felt it was worth the effort. His 
other fortes were softball and cross-country. At the end 
of youngster year, Dean qualified for the option plan 
and began the long road toward learning a Portuguese 
major. But this trial also attested to the fact that if there 
were a job to be done, Deano could do it. Dean is at 
present unsure of his future, but his OAO in Athens, 
Ohio, will not be easily forgotten. Whatever service finally 
manages to snag Dean, they will find in him a hard worker 
and a conscientious officer — a valuable asset to any team. 









Phil originally called Brooklyn, New York, his home. 
After attending Brooklyn Technical High School he 
joined the Naval Reserve, from whence he went to Co- 
lumbian Preparatory School in Washington, D.C. Phil 
was an outstanding athlete in basketball and football, 
both at Tech and Columbian. Upon entering the Acad- 
emy, he continued his successful football career. Phil 
started on both the plebe and varsity teams, fulfilling his 
biggest dream his second class year by starting in the 
traditional Army-Navy game. Besides football, Phil also 
proved his athletic excellence by taking up the sport of 
lacrosse and playing on the plebe and varsity squads. 
Phil's easy manner, acquired on the playing field, and 
his will to succeed, will both prove valuable to him as he 
joins another fighting team. 


Prospect Park, Pennsylvania 

Bill came to USNA straight from Episcopal Academy 
in Philadelphia, Penn., where he had been a standout on 
the basketball team. After overcoming the obstacles of 
plebe year, he continued to center his interests in basket- 
ball and greatly enhanced the Navy team. When not in 
season, he actively supported Company arfd Battalion 
sports and displayed an interest in Academy functions as 
a member of the Brigade Activities Committee. Aside 
from these interests, his other endeavors consisted of 
seeing how much sleep he could accumulate in anv one 
day. Along with a marked interest in the service life, his 
mild manner, friendliness, and ability to remain calm in 
any situation will be of great value as he pursues his 
career in the Navy upon graduation. 





Rochester, New York 

Rusty came directly to the Academy after attending 
Rochester's Eastridge High School. Lack of previous 
college experience proved to be no problem for him, as 
witnessed by the fact that he humbled the Skinny depart- 
ment by standing first in his class in plebe chemistry. 
Rusty's name could always be found on the Superin- 
tendent's List at the close of a semester. Academics did 
not occupy all of his time, however. He spent many hard 
hours working on the Naval Academy Debate Team. He 
was rewarded for his efforts by numerous trips to debate 
tournaments, compiling a fine record. On weekends, Rusty 
could often be found dragging; very few sunny Sunday 
afternoons passed that did not find him on Thompson 
Field engaged in a game of touch football. With his 
ability to cope with the challenges of the Academic De- 
partment, Rusty has the potential to enrich Navy's Nu- 
clear Power program. Whatever his field is, with his 
ability to get along with other people and his desire to 
excel, Rusty will certainly make a fine officer. 


Al came to the Academy from Palo Alto, California, 
where he was a star athlete in football and baseball for 
Bellarmine High School. One of the few men to play on 
both the first team offense and first team defense during 
this second class year, "Roods," as he was called by his 
teammates, was one of the real hustlers on the Big Blue 
football team. Whether it came to fieldball or basketball, 
Al could always be counted on to support his Company's 
athletic teams. Though often engrossed in making plans 
for the next weekend's drag or writing that special girl, 
he still found time for his studies as his stars gave wit- 
ness. The leadership he showed on the second class sum- 
mer detail indicated his potential as a Naval officer. His 
affability has won him an abundance of friends and his 
aggressiveness cannot help but benefit both him and the 
Navy. These traits, along with a conscientious attitude, 
will be appreciated in any service circle. 






Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania 

Bob came to the Naval Academy as a well finished 
product of Pennsbury High School in Yardly, Pennsyl- 
vania. The athletic talents he carried with him following 
his graduation from high school readily developed during 
plebe year. The consistency of his outstanding perform- 
ances on the wrestling mat resulted in his being named 
Outstanding Wrestler at the Coast Guard Tournament 
and pinning down the captaincy of the plebe team. Never 
a firm believer in the slide rule, Bob spent many a tense 
moment at the hands of the Engineering Department. Bob 
is a person who would never permit study hour to inter- 
fere with a good joke or a fifteen minute workout via 
the ancient art of pillow-fighting. Known for a 100% 
effort and his sincere desire to make good, Bob will be 
a credit to the Navy in everything he does. 

RICHARD FRANK SILLOWAY Hartford, Connecticut 

Dick joined the ranks of the midshipmen at USNA 
after spending three years with the U.S. Marine Corps, 
including a tour aboard the cruiser USS LITTLE ROCK. 
This experience proved invaluable, as Dick was a con- 
firmed Marine. Dick never failed to appear on the Super- 
intendent's List, his Stars attesting to his academic prow- 
ess. He studied diligently and, yet, was never too short of 
time to help a classmate. Dick was also actively engaged 
in the USNA Glee Club and Musical Show Club. In 
athletics, he participated in intramural sports, as one of 
the stalwarts of the Company soccer team and as an 
excellent squash player. Although Dick was always active- 
ly engaged in the academic, athletic, and extracurricular 
activities about the Academy, he still found ample time 

to enjoy numerous weekends. His ability to face and 
overcome any challenge is an assurance that he will go 
far in any career he may choose. 

BRUCE NORMAN TOUVE Superior, Wisconsin 

Before coming to the Academy, Bruce spent a year at 
Wisconsin State College in his home town of Superior. 
His obvious affinity for Company sports placed him on 
various teams such as volleyball, cross-country, and light- 
weight football. Bruce is perhaps known best for his 
various and constantly amusing uses of study periods, 
while at the same time maintaining his grades well above 
requirements. He is also known for his obvious love of 
liberty and leave; He could always be found in town 
over the weekends despite his consistently bad luck at 
finding a drag. He never let this discourage him, how- 
ever, preferring to follow Robert Bruce's maxim "try, 
try again." 

Bruce's plans for the future include, as anyone who has 
talked to him can tell you, an obsession for Naval Aviation 
and an equally fervent desire to remain single. He will 
be a credit to the Fleet and to himself. 


Port Neches, Texas 

Wally came to the Naval Academy right out of Port 
Neches High School where he was pretty much "Mr. 
Everything." He followed through well here. His standard 
was "excellence," and he made it. It was not an uncom- 
mon sight to see him bent over the books in the wee 
hours of the morning. He loved history and had an 
uncommon curiosity concerning the nature of our race. 
Wally's easygoing Texas personality made him immedi- 






ately popular with his classmates. He was a diplomat of 
the first degree. He could get a great deal done, and 
make it remarkably painless for those doing it. His only 
foe at Navy was the pool 'in MacDonough Hall. Wally's 
tremendous success at the Academy is readily attributable 
to his perceptive mind and ability to work hard. His 
success in later life will be largely due to his excellent 
personality and attitude. To know him is to like him 

ARMAND AL ZEDDIES Porterville, California 

Butch came to USNA from the small town of Porter- 
ville, California. Leaving behind his red Jaguar and the 
carefree life, he came to the Academy to spend four years 
becoming an Ensign. Using the skill he acquired as a 
Varsity athlete in high school, he managed to earn a 
coveted varsity "N" for his work on the high bar in 
gymnastics. Everyone always knew when the gym team 
started its season, because Butch's hands invariably be- 
came two big blisters. Butch had his problems with the 
Academic Departments but he merely tolerated them and 
never let studies interfere with his two favorite pastimes: 
assembling gear, such as stereo kits and speakers, and 
dreaming about and designing the house he will build 
someday on the West Coast. Since early in plebe year, 
Butch has directed his ambitions toward Navy Wings of 
Gold. His fine sense of balance and his agility should 
help him to become one of the better Naval Aviators. 

ROBERT DALE ZVACEK North Bend, Nebraska 

From the plains of Nebraska, the shore of Waikiki, 
and the books at Bainbridge, Bob joined the class of 
1966 and began his fourth year of Navy life. Plebe year 


found him out among the thin clads where he was unde- 
feated in the high jump. After plebe year, he devoted 
his all state basketball talents to the Company and Bat- 
talion teams and tore up the handball courts with his 
smashing drives. Not one to forsake his athletic prowess 
when he left the playing field, Bob developed a dive that 
covered the distance between the door and his pad in the 
shortest possible time. In this, he was the undisputed 
world's champion. With Bob, the fleet gains an unfor- 
gettable sense of humor and an always extended helping 
hand which leaves those that meet him feeling that here's 
a man who will go far in the great grey fleet. 



Back Row: E. C. Schierman, A. S. Toppelberg, J. W. 
Stanley, D. F. Welch, C. C. Daniels. Third Row: 
J. E. Womack, R. A. Weeks, L. P. Guy, III, J. C. 
Leiser. Second Row: G. J. Butvilas, R. C. Falerni, 

G. E. Wright, J. J. Sandlin, J. A. Chmvra. Front 
Row: E. G. Lewis, J. P. Hanson, E. J. Fry, S. S. 


it matters not how long you live, but how well. 

pubilius syrus 





Back Row: T. E. Speers, Jr., J. E. Serley, Mc Mor- 
schauser, F. J. Young, Jr., R. L. Peterson, M. P. Gebler, 
J. B. Cartwright, B. L. Sacks. Third Row: E. A. Sund- 
berg, W. L. Richardson, D. H. Schneider, R. C. Stef- 
fen, D. L. Glisan, R. P. Vincent, B. L. Yankolonis. Sec- 

ond Row: L. Long, R. L. Rubin, A. J. Flarey, W. L. 
McDowell, D. J. Whitco, M. G. Slattery. Front Row: 
J. T. Anderson, Z. N. Gurley, H. W. Kumma, R. J. 
La Douce, J. H. Roach. 


Back Row: J. R. Hannemann, D. C. Trimble, R. R. 
Reece, M. J. Packard, K. W- Estes, J. A. Stockton, 
Jr., H. R. Eustis, P. R. Dunn, D. H. Letlow. Third 
Row: J. F. Keller, B. W. Spahr, D. M. Connellan, 
P. R. Meeker, J. D. Kane, R. L. Reusche, II, M. R. 

Etheridge, Jr., T. F. Hagan, P. S. Johnston. Second 
Row: T. L. Kemple, P. H. Scherf, Jr., J. K. Covey, 
T. M. Lee, J. T. Miles, D. B. Maher, Jr., S. C. Epper- 
son. Front Row: T. J. Flaherty, II, J. M. Masica, 
P. B. Deegan, W. R. Medford, R. A. Dibble. 



Lcdr. Breen 

spring set stripers 

E. A. Smyth— Cdr.; R. C. Daley— Sub.,- W. G. McBride, Jr.— Ops.; R. B. Carter— Adj.; J. B. Beesley— 
Sup.; N. P. Sexton, II— C.P.O. 


fall set stripers 

J. H. Gillard-Batt. Cdr. ; F. H. 
Akers, Jr.— Batt. Sub.; R. C. 
Daley— Batt. Ops.; R. B. Carter 
—Batt. Adj.; H. V. Maixner— Batt. 
Supply; C. R. Dove— Batt. 

winter set stripers 

J. D. McGoldrick— Batt. Cdr.; D. 
W. Schnibbe— Batt. Sub. Cdr.; 
W. G. McBride— Batt. Ops.; R. 
T. Barnette— Batt. Adj.; W. T. 
Gaffney— Batt. Supply; R. L. 
Beck— Batt. C.P.O. 



spring set stripers 

J. B. Persels— Cdr.; P. G. Buletza— Sub.; T. A. Murphy— C.P.O. 

Company Officer 
Lt. Keliikoa 

BH— I 

fall set stripers 

A. R. Finlayson— Co. Cdr.; T. A. Murphy— Sub.; P. W. Ustick, Jr.- 

winter set stripers 

P. G. Buletza— Co. Cdr.; J. O. Creighton— Co. Sub.; G. M. Bates— 




GEORGE MACNIDER BATES San Diego, California 

After moving from place to place throughout the world 
as a Navy junior, it was fitting that George should come 
to the Academy to begin his naval career. Constantly 
waging a war with the academic departments, he always 
managed to finish each semester with a smile and renewed 
determination. During afternoons in the fall and spring, 
George could usually be found practising his naval skills 
with the YP squadron or running the cross-country course 
on Hospital Point. With a cheerful word, he could always 
be counted on to liven up any conversation or to insure 
a good time on liberty. The destroyer Navy is George's 
chosen field and with his ability and enthusiasm, he 
should be a welcome addition to any ship in the fleet. 


New York, New York 

Bob came from Brooklyn Prep in New York City with 
a firstie brother, a girl friend, and a swimming suit. At 
the end of plebe summer, he lost his girl; at the end of 
plebe year, he lost his brother; all he had left was his 
swimming suit. During the next three years, Bob spent 
his "spare" time working out in the pool, on the blue 
trampoline, or around Church Circle. When Bob made a 
friend or a decision, he spared none of his resources to 
promote his friendship or accomplish his goal. Although 
generally an easygoing guy, Bob waxed mad when his 
marks declined, restriction came his way, or his Paper 
Mate wouldn't write. His preferences regarding the fairer 
sex began with slender blonde nurses, but they were 
known to switch to fit the opportunity at hand. Bob's 
future contains a 190-SL and a pair of wings. 
PETER G. BULETZA Elizabeth, New Jersey 

Thin, sandy hair, bronzed skin, and a warm friendly 
smile, "Buletz" reported to the Academy after a year at 
California State College (in Pennsylvania). As the year 
progressed, he lost some of the bronze, but not the friend- 


ly smile which quickly won him many close friends. 

Away from the Academy, he spent his time at home 
with his parents, two younger sisters ("Anyone want a 
date this weekend?") and two younger brothers, or at 
this grandparent's house on the Jersey shore. This was 
where Buletz renewed his bronze and looked over the 
feminine beachcombers. 

At the Academy, in addition to his intramural sports, 
he maintained an active interest in his favorite sport, 
tennis. As coach-manager of his company's second-class 
Turkey Bowl team, he enjoyed a 1-0-0 season and promptly 
opened himself for bids from any college that needed a 
winning coach. 

A Physics major, with good grades, he is looking for- 
ward to a possible nuclear power future, and considering 
his short height he should fit well in a submarine. 








PAUL STEPHEN COTTER Palmyra, New Jersey 

Paul graduated from Palmyra High School in New 
Jersey and came to Annapolis after spending a year at 
N.A.P.S. While at N.A.P.S., Paul sharpened his pencils 
while sharpening his athletic abilities on the football and 
track squads. Once on the banks of the Severn, Paul 
became known as one of the "Walking Ghosts" of the 
150 lb. football team and will always be remembered for 
his bouts with the scales. During the spring, he could be 
found on Hospital Point adding his batting punch to his 
company's outstanding softball teams. While academics 
were not a breeze for Paul, he was always one step ahead 
of the Academic Departments. During the weekends 
Paul was successful in separating himself from the regi- 
mented routine of Academy life and was an ardent 
member of the "Drag House" set. Friendliness, depend- 
ability, and motivation form a sound cornerstone for 
Paul s certain success in whatever phase of the service 
he may choose to follow. 


Seattle, Washington 

John spent most of his boyhood days in Seattle. Wash- 
ington, where he was graduated an honor student from 
Ballard High School. Highly motivated towards a career 
in Naval Aviation, he entered the Academy after a year 
of vigorous training in NROTC at the University of 
Washington. Combining an excellent technical background 
with extraordinary ability, John validated numerous 
courses, thus enabling -him to complete a. dual major in 
aeronautical engineering and military management. In 
spite of the burden of heavy academic load, John refused 
to become dismayed or distraught by the tensions of 
everyday life. Never in an unpleasant mood, he was 
popular with and highly-respected by all who knew h ; m. 
John treated his female acquaintances with casual indif- 
ference, yet he received more than his share of long 
letters. His presence was always felt on the company 

soccer and lightweight football fields where he was a 
stalwart on many successful teams. This competitive drive 
should undoubtedly provide John with a rewarding career 
in aviation. 


Arlington, Virginia 

After graduating from William Penn Charter School in 
Philadelphia in 1959, Dee stopped off for two years at 
Lehigh and another at NAPS before coming to USNA. 
With a minimum of effort Dee has achieved stars and 
capably handled a Weapons major. Infamous for his 
ability to consistently come up with the "easiest" distance 
between two points, Dee could generally be found with a 
ukelele in one hand, a deck of cards in the other, and 
his head in the spotts section. He prided himself most 
on his phenomenal sports knowledge and his record col- 
lection. An integral part of the company volleyball, bas- 
ketball, and softball teams, Dee excelled on the athletic 
field during his four years here at Navy. Because of poor 
vision, Dee plans to enter Supply Corps School upon 
graduation ... if he can find it. 


Merchantville, New Jersey 

Andy starred in both basketball and baseball in high 
school at Merchantville, New Jersey. While at the Acad- 
emy, he pursued both of these sports on the Plebe and 
Varsity levels. During Second Class summer, Andy gave 
up his leave to earn his Airborne Wings at Fort Benning, 
Georgia. Although not always on outstanding terms with 
the skinny and steam departments, his achievements in 
the Bull department were not duplicated by many. The 
combination of an avid interest in the world situation and 
a kee» understanding of military history will do much to 
make Andy an outstanding military leader. Upon gradu- 
ation Andy hopes to rejoin the elite group of which he 
was formerly a member — the U.S. Marine Corps. Because 







of his background and dynamic personality, the Corps 
will be gaining a fine officer. 


Glenview, Illinois 

Dick, a Navy Junior, came to USNA after spending 
two years at Christian Brothers College in Memphis. Ten- 
nessee. His biggest interests were fencing and the D* & B. 
He was a stalwart member of the lower echelon of the 
former. Those who have formed in the seventh and eighth 
wing areas may recognize him as a part of the rear 
terrace Drum Detail which served to accent their march 
into the Mess Hall. Dick always had a cheerful "Hi" 
and some humor when you most needed it. He was liked 
by all for. his good nature and easy-going ways. Since 
his father is a Naval Aviator, it is not surprising that 
his career inclination is toward those Navy "Wings of 
Gold." After Dick's graduation, Navy Air will have a 
fine officer. 

DOUGLAS EDWARD LAW Saint Petersburg, Florida 

With his father in the Navy and a brother out of the 
Class of 1960, it was natural for Doug to want to con- 
tinue in the Navy family tradition. After traveling the 
path through New Mexico Military Institute and NAPS, 
this professional "prepster" found his goal attained after 
a seventh test and final victory over the College Boards. 
From St. Petersburg, the Naval Academy gained one of 
its greatest and staunchest sports lovers. Doug was always 
first and foremost in all sports, gaining his greatest fame 
through basketball and lacrosse. On weekends many 
comely lasses came to the Naval Academy and all were 
fair to behold, but Doug was nowhere to be seen. 

Doug was to distinguish himself in all departments; 
the executive department often took note of his many 
activities, adding much to his character development. As 
a bachelor, Doug looks forward to many happy years in 
the Navy. 



New York City, New York 

Leaving Xavier High School and the background of 
New York City, Lane found his goal realized in entering 
USNA. Not one to "waste" his. summers, Lane believed 
in availing himself of the great opportunities offered by 
the Navy, attending Scuba School one summer and Air- 
borne Jump School the next. Although the Academic 
departments were not his strong points Lane applied him- 
self with perseverance and diligence. He proved to be one 
of USNA's fiercest competitors when it came to company 
football and battalion boxing. His funloving nature and 
spirit found expression in the Brigade radio station and 
in the many football posters he organized. 

Lane has much to offer the Navy and, as he looks 
forward to a long career, he hopes he can give the Navy 
many useful ^ears. 










Charlie came to the Naval Academy from the Navy 
Air atmosphere of Pensacola, Florida, and a year at 
Georgia Tech as a Pi Kappa Phi. He brought with him 
an easy going southern personality that was to last 
through the rigors of plebe year and the everpresent 
threat of the executive department. Never one to let 
academics interfere with his favorite pastime of "pad 
time", he always managed, nevertheless, to maintain a 
high average while participating extensively in the alter- 
nate and elective programs. Afternoons would find him 
participating in company sports, including soccer, cross 
country, volleyball, and heavyweight football. The ham 
radio shack was one of his favorite haunts and during 
second class year his room became known throughout the 
company as the "sixth wing electronics lab" Charlie 

managed to blend his southern culture with his Navy 
Junior background and could always be counted on for 
help in academics or any other problems that would come 
up. Hoping to follow a career in Naval Aviation, Charlie 
will be a definite asset to Navy Air and the Naval Ser- 


Cleveland, Ohio 

Steve came to the Academy from the mid-western town 
of Hubbard, Ohio and though he isn't exactly an Army 
brat his family tendencies lie in that direction. Since he 
has been here he has tried to overcome these drawbacks 
and has succeeded exceptionally well. While at the 
Academy he participated in plebe basketball and golf as 
well as a year on the J.V. basketball team. During his 
last two years he did a highly commendable job on the 
company basketball and softball teams. Though no genius, 
he did manage to stay ahead of the academic departments 
and on occasion he made it to bed early to dream of his 
O.A.O. He was a member of several organizations, in- 
cluding the Italian Club and Christmas Card Committee. 
Steve did have trouble with one part of a Mid's life; he 
was by no means naturally buoyant. 


Murph, the amiable redhead, came to the Naval Acad- 
emy after spending two years at Gannon College in his 
hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. It wasn't long before he 
had proven his natural academic ability by maintaining 
"Supt's List" grades, a feat he duplicated again and 
again during his stay here. However, Murph didn't hoard 
his intellectual acumen, he was always ready to aid a 
less erudite classmate. His lucid opinions and keen interest 
in all sports endeared him to all his classmates and made 
him a requisite for any "Bull" session held within the 
twenty-fifth company. Murph concentrated his efforts in 
the English, History, and Government Department: how- 
ever, he proved himself a well rounded scholar by taking 
overloads in other departments as well. The Navy will be 





gaining an outstanding officer when Murph joins the 


Florissant, Missouri 

Jim, an avid Cardinal fan, came to the Academy from 
St. Louis. Fortunately, he left none of his enthusiasm 
and skill on the athletic field at home. Many times Jim, 
alone, carried the Company soccer and football teams to 
victories with his hustle and desire. Jim's battles, how- 
ever, were not always restricted to the athletic field, for 
he was often convinced the math department was out to 
get him. When evening meal was over you could count 
on seeing Jim heading toward the phones to line up a 
little diversion for the coming weekend. Jim was a natural 
leader and one of the most popular and friendly members 
of the class. He soon hopes to wear the Navy wings of 

JAMES J. RYAN Hauppauge, Long Island, New York 

Jim, better known as "JJ," graduated from Xavier 
High School in New York and came to Annapolis after 
a year at NMMI. Though large in stature, he was one 
of the most mild mannered midshipmen at USNA. Though 
on the Varsity track squad during the winter and spring 
months, Jim's main interest was Navy football, and he 
proved himself to be one of its outstanding members 
during his stay here at the Academy. Although he wasn't 
famous for "burning the midnight oil", and much of his 
free time was spent in slumber, Jim found academics 
to be no real stumbling block and usually managed to 
slip in an extra elective course during the year. Jim is 
destined to be a great Naval officer for he has the quali- 
ties and motivation to be a leader no matter what career 
he may choose to follow. 


Houston, Texas 

Though Scott, as a Marine Corps Junior, traveled all 
over the country, he claimed Houston, Texas, to be his 
home. Graduating from the Kinkaid School as an honor 


student, Scott continued to excel as a midshipman. Yet 
at the same time, he devoted a majority of his time to 
activities, athletics, and completely wasting study hour. 
Always ready to help his classmates with their conflicts 
with the Academic Departments, Scott was respected for 
his easy-going personality, and his sense of humor. On 
the athletic field, he proved to be a fierce competitor, 
especially in intramural soccer, yet there never was any 
love lost between him and the Physical Education De- 
partment. His weekends were usually spent dragging a 
variety of pretty girls, as long as his money held out, 
while his Sunday School classes ranked among his favor- 
ite pastimes. Scott plans to become an officer in the U. S. 
Marine Corps, and he is sure to be a valuable addition 
and credit to his unit. 








PHILLIP GORDON SVALYA Southjield, Michigan 

Phil came to USNA from Southfield, Michigan, by way 
of NAPS, but his prowess in academics proved he needed 
no preparation for his journey through the Academy. 
Standing in the upper ten per cent of his class, Phil 
proved that grades and fun need not be strangers by 
dragging uncountable members of the fair sex in a never- 
ending search for his "perfect girl." His ability to play 
the guitar and serenade these beauties made a weekend 
with him a rare treat for any girl. Phil also found time 
for many different sports, but his favorite was pitching 
on the Company softball team. Phil's personality, plus 
his ability to understand people, will give him the oppor- 
tunity to use his many talents so that when he joins the 
fleet there is no doubt that our Navy will gain a leader 
and man she can be proud of. 


Perry, a typical Navy junior, called the world his home, 
though he originally hailed from California. Through the 
rigorous pressures of plebe year he always managed to 
hold on to his light hearted outlook on life. Perry, an 
active participator in sports, earned a name as a go-getter 
in Battalion lacrosse, light-weight football, . and especially 
in soccer, where amnesia may take him to places afar. In 
academics, he spent many hours keeping up with the 
Weapons Department, though he always seemed to find 
time to get more than enough sleep. 

Perry's responsible attitude, joyous humor, and com- 
petent leadership will enable him to pursue a long and 
successful career as a Naval Aviator. 

ROBERT DOUGLAS VANCE Arlington, Virginia 

Bob came to the Academy from Wakefield High School 
in Arlington, Virginia, after a well traveled life as a 
service junior. He quickly made his presence known on 
the Varsity soccer field; his career encompassed three 
victories over Army and a national championship his last 
year. His athletic ability was also valued by the Company 
football and softball teams. Bob never allowed studies to 
take too much of his time; he could be found occasion- 
ally strumming a guitar or lying on his "pad." Weekends 
usually found him away from the books at some mysteri- 
ous party. With his amiable way, Bob will have much 
success wherever his Marine Corps career may take him. 


Dick was an honor student in all fields at Marist Col- 
lege before entering the Naval Academy. Coming from 
Atlanta, Georgia, he brought with him all of . the hos- 
pitality and warmth for which the South is famous. He 
left his mark of success at the Naval Academy in all 
fields — not only in academics, but also in aptitude, con- 
duct and sports. His weekends were usually spent drag- 
ging some beautiful lass or playing squash or simply 





sleeping. His drive and fortitude displayed itself not only 
on the athletic fields in company soccer, but also on the 
pistol range as a member of the Navy Pistol Team. His 
intense competitiveness, sincerity and aptitude will be a 
certain asset to the ranks of the Silent Service. 


Mark came to the Academy from Rupert, Idaho, after 
completing a year at Brigham Young University. Known 
to many of his classmates as the "spud," Mark could 
always be seen on the company sports field. He was a 
member of the company soccer team, cross country team, 
basketball team, heavyweight football team, and softball 
team. When not participating in sports, he was hard at 
work in his academic endeavors, or supporting the theory 
that "rest is best". Mark was always happy to provide a 
helping hand to anyone who needed it; he could always 
be relied on to brighten the day with a comical remark. 
He displays a determination and drive which has gained 
the respect of many. Though aspiring to become a Naval 
Aviation Observer, Mark also finds the Silent Service 
intriguing. Whichever path he takes, his determination 
guarantees an enjoyable and fruitful Navy career. 

STEPHEN G. WIECZOREK Chicago, Illinois 

Steve, a native of Chicago, joined the ranks of the 
midshipmen after spending four years as an enlisted 
electronics technician. Those four years are responsible 
for Steve being a confirmed submariner. Academically, 
Steve was near the top with Superintendent's List's grades. 
He was well liked and respected by his classmates for his 
maturity and determination both on the field of athletics, 
where he was a mainstay of the Battalion crew and water- 
polo teams, and off the field. Never one to stay away 
from an argument, Steve always had something of his 
own to add whether it was in the field of politics, love, 
or life at the Academy. After graduation, Steve expects 
to rejoin some of his old comrades in the submarine ser- 
vice where he will no doubt be a very capable officer. 



Houston, Texas 

Ken came to the Naval Academy from Houston, Texas, 
where he was an outstanding high school student. After 
watching the likes of the Cowboys, the Oilers, and the 
Longhorns, "Woody" was able to put some of his football 
knowledge into practice at USNA with the 150 lb. football 
team. One of the few men on the team who didn't have 
to worry about making weight, Ken could tip the scales 
within the allotted margin without removing his football 
pads. He mastered with ease all of the challenges pre- 
sented by life at the Academy. His unbeatable combina- 
tion of a good sense of humor, a thorough knowledge of 
sports, and a way with the books made Ken a sought 
after man among his classmates. Ken's determination and 
personality will make him well received wherever he 
goes in the future. 




Back Row: R. M. Keating, R. D. Lichtermann, II, 
W. M. Hill, Jr., W. A. Gaffney, P. C. Bacon, G. C. 
Volkman, II, J. F. Pfeiffer, J. W. Atkins. Third Row: 
C. E. Gatlin, Jr., R. E. Tuttle, J. H. Tisdale, R. P. 
Howe, C. F. Greer, B. G. Lindfors. Second Row: 

D. W. Lindquist, C. D. Felling, R. J. Graff, J. A. 
McKinney, II, E. R. Ohman Jr., W. F. Savage. Front 
Row: R. G. Hughes, J. J. Slough, T. W. Perkins, J. B. 
Hudson, Jr. 



the destiny of man is not decided by material 

winston spencer churchill 





Back Row: B. S. Reeves, T. R. Germani, G. R. Guill, 
J. J. Becker, Jr., R. C. Kidd, D. E. Beliech, Jr., O. L. 
North, J. R. Sinclair. Third Row: S. S. Guilbert, F. J. 
Bassi, D. L. Dailey, G. S. Dorrian, J. C. Glutting, 

W. A. Becker, Jr. Second Row: R. A. Roberts, C. B. 
Ihli Jr., J. M. Cohen, J. M. Perkins, D. F. Sim- 
mons, C. K. Foulsham. Front Row: J. F. Bone, J. 
M. Rose, K. E. Kolarcik, T. J. Flynn, Jr. 


Back Row: W. C. Conkle, B. J. Barry, AA. T. Hallett, 
R. G. Kokstein, R. G. Arnold, C. F. Snyder, III, D. 
H. Johnson, D. K. Bohm, C. J. AAacklin, Jr. Third 
Row: AA. P. Harter, J. E. Gass, Jr., L. W. Townsend, 
D. J. Long, M. A. Jones, Jr., J. E. Bishop, B. O. 
Lewis, C. J. Anderson, Jr. Second Row: R. W. Gailey, 

S. M. Lind, G. T. AAascari, T. AA. Denight, C. Ribalta, 
G. W. Cairnes, III, AA. E. Younker, J. R. Hutchison, 
W. J. Kopp. Front Row: R. E. Burkhalter, AA. L. 
Heidel, D. D. Tippett, J. AA. Day, AA. Barbero, C. O. 



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spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Capt. T. V. Richardson 

fall set stripers 

H. R. Nothhaft-Cdr.; H. A. Ronalds-Sub.; N. P. Sexton-C.P.O. 

J. M. Letter— Cdr.; H. A. Ronalds— Sub.; J. P. Emmett— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

T. M. Letter— Co. Cdr.; F. K. Helmsin— Co. Sub.; L. A. Parker- 






Charleston, South Carolina 

Barney, sometimes known as Heavy Duty, a jovial 
southern boy, entered the Academy after one year at the 
College of Charleston. Sportswise, Barney made an at- 
tempt at plebe baseball, but finally settled down to do 
battle with the P. T. Department over his favorite sport, 
swimming. As a normal mid, Barney's routine consisted 
of sleeping and eating and hard(?) Studying on occasions. 
An excellent navigator, Barney demonstrated his ability 
at practical seamanship on Y.P.'s; he plans to make 
destroyer line his career. 


Pat, as he was known by his friends and classmates, 
came to the Academy from the land of tall timber and, 
high mountains — Oregon. He was born in Washington 
and grew up in Elgin, Oregon. He came to the Academy 
attracted by the action of a Naval career. Always inter- 
ested in intramural sports, Pat participated actively in 
soccer, handball, squash, and basketball. A ready smile 
and an interest in those around him gained him many 
friends, a happy faculty that bodes well for his career 
in the Navy. 


Jacksonville, Florida 

Jim, more affectionately known as "Toy Boy", saw 
much of the world as a Navy Junior; he entered the 
Naval Academy after attending the University of Florida 
and NAPS. In his first two years at the Academy he 
became avidly interested in gymnastics, but his interest 
waned and he later entered the intramural sports program 
in handball and squash. Academically speaking, all that 
can be said is that he tried hard, but set no records. After 
graduation, Jim plans to follow his father's footsteps to 
Pensacola for flight training. 








Piedmont, California 

"Hoss" as George was commonly called by his class- 
mates, came to USNA from the Golden Beaches of Cali- 
fornia, leaving behind him an outstanding record in ath- 
letics at Piedmont High School. George brought to Navy 
his always pleasant personality and remarkable strength. 
After two years of football for the Big Blue, George de- 
cided to concentrate on track to become the track team's 
leading weight man and sole member of the "1000 club". 
His intelligence, though certainly not demonstrated by a 
mere arithmetical interpretation of his grades, was indi- 
cated by his high quality of taste in literature, music and 
women. Combined with his ever pleasant attitude and 
deep devotion to duty assure George of success in any 
field he chooses. 


Village of Mundy's Corner, Pennsylvania 

Pick and shovel in hand, the coal miner from Penn- 
sylvania descended on the Naval Academy. One year at 
Bullis School prepared Mike for the career he was about 
to enter. 

Academics did not come easily, but determination and 
desire to succeed were to make the difference. Endowed 
with fine leadership qualities he was always ready to 
lend a helping hand to any classmate. Just as he won the 
admiration of all who knew him at the Naval Academy, 
he is sure to do so throughout his professional career. 

JOHN PRYOR EMMETT JR. Birmingham, Michigan 

John, like so many others, came to the Academy di- 
rectly from high school. Inexperienced as he was, he soon 
adjusted to the military way and the rigors of plebe year. 
John soon found his first love at Navy to be sailing. The 
experience he gained plebe year enabled him to qualify for 
his yawl command later on. Obtaining this command pre- 
sented him the excellent opportunity to learn, and exer- 
cise the leadership qualities so necessary for an officer. 
John's reasoning ability and intelligence made the aca- 
demic problem a minor one; he was consistently on the 
Superintendent's List. Regardless of his future role in 
service life, John's warm personality will make him a 
success wherever he goes. 



Johnstown, Pennsylvania 

Any advance information on Paul would have to in- 
clude the warning that underneath those bushy eyebrows 
and rugged forehead dwells a right friendly soul. Two 
years passed between high school and Navy before Pee- 
Gee dived characteristically head first into the task of 
balancing a Weapons System major and an interest in 
varsity sailing. As a proponent of the Pennsylvania 
mountains, Paul was a knowledgeable marksman, a qual- 
ity which belied the fact that most pooches and all little 
children thought he was great. In or out of a military 
situation, Paul's views were respected on subjects from 
finance to flow diagrams. He will bring to his commission 
the same dedication, maturity, and understanding that 
have made him a fine friend. May he always set his course 
with a clear sky, a fresh wind and a sparkling set of stars. 






MICHAEL ALLAN FRITZ Oshkosh, Wisconsin 

Hailing from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Mike came to the 
Academy immediately after his graduation from high 
school. The plebe year math course proved to be a for- 
midable obstacle in his path to becoming a Naval officer. 
but in the end he won out and looked forward to better 
things as an upperclassman. In the sports world, Mike 
devoted his athletic talents to the varsity track and soccer 
teams where he showed himself to be a fierce competitor. 
However, his favorite sport was weekend dragging with 
afternoon meditation in the horizontal position running 
a close second. Mike's congenial personality and ag- 
gressive drive have won him many friends at the Academy 
and will be valuable assets in his future career as a De- 
stroyer Officer. 

JAMES HENRY GILLARD MunhaU, Pennsylvania 

Jay graduated from his hometown high school in Mun- 
haU, Pennsylvania, in 1962. Three weeks later, he entered 
the Academy, where he continued his initial football 
success on the plebe team and added his athletic prowess 
to intramural basketball and soccer teams. A diligent stu- 
dent, his name could be found on the Superintendent's 
List. Jay is known for his personal appearance and 
"Ipana" smile. He was always willing to help a classmate 
and will continue to be a fine example of the type of man 
the Academy strives to develop. 




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"Quick! My finger's caught in your wallet!' 


Cincinnati, Ohio 

Ken, who hails from California, rarely found any real 
challenge at the Naval Academy. Usually in bed before 
study hour inspection, he elicited gasps and wows from 
all his classmates. However, Ken, not to be one who is 
discouraged very easily, continued to receive his twelve 
hour beauty sleep "each night. As a Navy junior, Ken 
was always prepared for any task which confronted him. 
Endowed with fine leadership qualities, he was always 
ready to lend a helping hand to any classmate. With his 
affable nature and sincere efforts, he is undoubtedly des- 
tined for a rewarding career. 


Hillsdale, New Jersey 

Hailing from Hillsdale, New Jersey, Bill came to the 
Academy bringing with him an outstanding record of 
athletics and school leadership from Bergen Catholic 
High School. A member of an athletic family, he spent his 
fall days at guard and end behind the green fence, 
while boxing and track took up the rest of the year. 
Never starring academically, Bill nevertheless persistently 
and conscientiously pursued his battles with the academic 
department as attested by his nightly trips to the library. 

A naturally outgoing and fun-loving mid, "Higs" 
didn't let the studies get him down, however, and was 
always ready for a good time and a good drag. His de- 
termination and hard work coupled with his ability to 
see the light side of life will make Bill a welcome addi- 
tion to the Fleet in the future. 




HARRY MARSHALL HOWTON Birmingham, Alabama 

Pete was a well traveled salt by the time he arrived 
at the Academy, having spent four years in military school, 
and coming from an Air Force family. His zest for con- 
tact sports found an outlet in plebe and Junior Varsity 
soccer. Pete never lacked for friends, of either sex, be- 
cause of his always winning ways. Foresworn the Execu- 
tive Department would never lick him, Pete set out to 
keep them on the run and did a good job of it. Not par- 
ticularly known for academic excellence, he hurdled the 
academics by dint of a strong willingness to work. This 
quality, coupled with his unique personality, spell nothing 
but success for Pete in Navy Line. 


The red-headed wonder came to the "ensign factory" 
after spending time at two colleges in his home state, 
Arkansas. With his strong sentiment toward the military, 
"Tiger Bob" embarked on a five year career at the boat 
school. An avid sportsman, Bob spent many hours on the 
athletic fields with the Company sports teams in cross- 
country, lightweight football, volleyball, and knockabout 
sailing. An easy going fellow, the redhead seldom let 
academics interfere with his pad time and he was always 
ready to entertain with stories of his weekend stands with 
members of the fairer sex. Bobby was very active in the 
Public Relations Committee and the Portuguese Club. At 
times, he was even known to lapse completely into Portu- 
guese at Company parties. Bob will always love a good 
argument and he should be a welcome and valuable 
addition to the career of his choice. 


After seventeen years as a Navy junior, Canoe U. was 
somewhat of a busman's holiday for Grant. Having lived 
in Guam, Hawaii, and California, Grant called Norfolk 
home during most of his tenure at USNA. A sometime 
visitor on the Superintendent's List, he majored in the 
dynamic effects of the "blue trampoline" while at the 
"Boat School." A sterling athlete. Grant could always be 
found with a tennis racquet under one arm and a squash 
racquet in his hand, leading the charge for the Batt ten- 
nis and Batt squash teams. Weekends seemed to always 
find "Rick" in the saddle of his little red Honda or press- 
ing the point on a classmate that "Navy line is mighty 
fine." Grant's quick wit and easy going philosophy ac- 
centuated his ability to get along with classmates. Coupled 
with his love of travel, these attributes define a gentle- 
man well suited to a naval career. 







DONALD FRANK LATHEN Arlington, Virginia 

Don began his naval career when he was scarcely dry 
behind the ears from a stringent academic course at 
Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. Don was 
the epitomy of the well-rounded midshipman, showing 
interest in everything from the Washington Redskins 
and the company lightweight football team to just plain 
knowledge, for knowledge's sake. His easy going manner 
was well suited to his usual study hour practice of hold- 
ing extra instruction for many of his classmates. The 
fantastic number of overloads and electives which dotted 
the "Kid's" daily schedule never seemed to hamper his 
weekend activities with an 0A0. Don's interest in tech- 
nical fields guides him toward a career in the silent 
service or in an aviation-related field. Whatever his 
choosing, he has the potential and drive to make it an 
unqualified success. 


Omaha, Nebraska 

Tom is a product of the wide open spaces, namely 
Omaha, Nebraska, where he attended Creighton Prep 
School. His first encounter with academics was arduous, 
but like any other task confronting him, he settled down 
and would not let the books defeat him. His determination 
and superior athletic ability made Tom a welcomed ad- 
dition to any team. Always understanding and helpful 
to his classmates, he proved to be the master of almost 
any situation. His warm smile and laugh will be remem- 
bered by all who meet Tom during his career. 





Torrington, Connecticut 

A firm believer in salt air as the best life sustainer, 
Tom charged into Navy's waiting arms and the ensuing 
tussle proved to be quite a spectacle. Although he en- 
joyed the mile run as much as the next man, Tom's prin- 
cipal activities were majors in French and English liter- 
ature, the LUCKY BAG, and the guitar; let us not fail 
to mention, too, that letters, both read and written, claimed 
an important place. When not pounding cobblestones, he 
enjoyed a quiet pipe or a stretch on Freedom, riding 
that proud ship to Bermuda ... as a cook for sixteen? 
His flight plan includes a double commissioning in June 
and a start on a career that should provide a welcome 
challenge to this incurable optimist. 

KENNETH WAYNE MOORE Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

After a year of fun and frolic at Middle Tennessee 
State, Kenny left the rolling hills of Tennessee to join the 
Brigade. His ready smile and easy going manner won 
many lasting friendships and helped Plebe year to pass 
quickly, although his southern accent and slow, easy 
manner were known to crowd the ears and bells of 
Mother Bancroft. As a natural athlete, his first love was 
sports, where he was a valuable asset to Brigade Cham- 
pion Handball, company lightweight football, cross coun- 
try, and softball teams. These activities were followed 
by "the blue trampoline", girls, Brigade Honor Commit- 
tee, Plebe Detail, academics and dago in that order. 
Kenny's determined attitude is sure to help him toward 
a distinguished career. 




"Look, Ma, no hands!' 


Rocky called Southern California home but, as a 
Marine junior, had lived throughout the United States. 
After seeing the Academy at the age of fourteen and 
setting it as a goal, he entered by way of Tustin Union 
High School. While at Navy he divided his time, though 
not always equally, among Brigade Champion Handball, 
Company sports, sleep, and the Academic Departments. 
Constant bouts with the science professors kept him 
working but the desire and determination that carried 
him through will enable him to carry on in his father's 
footsteps as a proud member of the Marine Corps. 

HENRY RICHARD NOTHHAFT Sharon, Pennsylvania 

Hank came to the Academy from Sharon, Pennsylvania, 
a small steelmill town. During second class summer while 
home on leave from the Plebe Detail, his curiosity con- 
cerning these mills couldn't be controlled, so he got a 
job in one. National Castings hasn't been the same since. 
During his own plebe summer as his weight diminished 
so did Henry's hopes for contending in varsity athletics. 
He turned instead to overloads in the E.H. & G. depart- 
ment and sportswriting for "The Splinter" to dissipate 
his energy. Intramural lightweight football and cross 
country coupled with diversionary reading occupied most 
of his time. Hank also took advantage of the German 
Club to acquaint himself with his highly prized native 
culture. Always one to keep up with the times, on summer 
days Hank could be seen buzzing the Washington-Balti- 
more area on his white Honda. 





Upon the commencement of academic year '62-'63, 
"Al" accrued the nickname of "Sweat". Not one to be 
outdone, he avoided plebe year mostly through sports 
and concentrated on academics. This paid off handsomely, 
placing him in the top 3% of the class. A hard worker, 
he has continually maintained this level though he has, 
figuratively speaking, created a multitude of ulcers — both 
in himself and his roommates. Sweat is the son of a 
Navy family and has long looked toward a career in the 
hallowed service, though his ideal exists in movement 
under the sea. His motivation will be enough to see him 
through a career in the water based cigars. 


Spartanburg, South Carolina 

Rusty, a never say die Confederate, is still fighting 
the Civil War. Navy dealt him a few initial blows, but 
he has since retaliated and is gaining more ground every 
day. After the rigors of plebe year, Rusty's ability as a 
brilliant organizer and a willing and determined worker 
became more prevalent. But his greatest asset is his warm 
and pleasing personality. He is fun to be with and is 
always willing to help someone else, even when it requires 
a great personal sacrifice. 

HUGH ARTHUR RONALDS Wind Gap, Pennsylvania 

Coming to the Academy from Lafayette College, Hugh 
quickly adjusted to the life he long desired. His athletic 
ability made him a key man in Company sports, and he 
also represented the Public Relations Committee and the 
Trident Society. His mature and sincere manner distin- 
guished him as the man to turn to for advice and lasting 
friendship. His first impression is his smile, but his 
ability and determination carry on from there. 











If it flies, and it isn't feathered, Paul is an authority 
on it. Never has an earthling so longed to leave his terra 
firma for the boundless tracts of the sky as this lanky 
classmate. A wizard in academics, with stars . . . even, 
Paul often spent much time explaining the vagaries of 
science to his struggling roommates while he fended off 
the chill air of a Norther. Although he began pulling 
an oar for Navy, the slide rule wielder from sunny 
California came to carry foils for the fencers. In all he 
undertook, in the Hall or on a weekend, Paul got under- 
way with a tremendous wealth of warmth and sincerity 
at his disposal. As he joins the ranks of a fine tradition, 
we dip our wings in proud salute with these parting 
words . . . "Go get 'em, P.B." 

NOAH PRESTON SEXTON, II Shawsville, Virginia 

Noah came to USNA from Shawsville, Virginia, after 
a year at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Rowing crew 
in his plebe year, Noah concentrated on sailing and intra- 
mural sports during his remaining three years. Aca- 
demically, Noah always seemed to do as well as most 
without too much time spent studying. In fact, the pad, 
an abundance of novels, and letter writing to his true love, 
seemed to fill most of his spare time. Everything Noah 
■did, he did with a zest which he rapidly transmitted to 
those around him. He almost never let a problem get him 
down, and usually found the solution, long after others 
had given it up for lost. Naval Aviation and a quiet home 
life, with a wife and plenty of children are Noah's plans for 
the future. With his quick and ready wit and his readiness 
to work, Noah will be an asset to the Navy and a success 
in all he tries. 



Charleston, South Carolina 

Coming directly from high school, Pat arrived at the 
Academy unsuspecting of what was to come, but with a 
great desire to become a Naval Officer. Navy blue was 
nothing new to Pat since he hailed from Charleston, South 
Carolina. With a good academic background he found 
few problems with the academics at Navy. Though his 
interests were varied among Company sports and the 
Y. P. Squadron, he always found time for "resting his 
eyes." In planning his future Naval career as a line 
officer, Pat will join the ranks in the Destroyer Fleet upon 

ROBERT ELDON WHITLOCK Cucamonga, California 

Cucamonga, California, is the largest city in the United 
States, at least to "handsome" Bob who swore there was 
no other place like it on earth. As a German major, Bob 
had little trouble with academics, spending his free time 
impressing the girls with his distinguished grey hair and 
attending German Club Dinners. Though a Battalion 
tennis hero and an excellent soccer fullback, Bob sank 
more than he swam in the deep blue of McDonough Hall. 
Bob's sincerity, industry, and good humor will take him 
far in Navy Supply and win him friends wherever he 





Back Row; J. M. Coon, B. S. Creed, T. A. Young, 
C. J. Beers, Jr., G. W. Barnes, III, D. B. Muilligan, 
P. C. Webb. Third Row: L. E. Johnson, H. P. Robert- 
son, J. C. Daly, S. A. Mohsberg III, J. B. Witherspoon, 

Jr., A. B. Heredia, D. W. Giffin. Second Row: R. J. 
Chicoine, R. D. Waddell, M. K. Jensen, C. M. De 
Gruy, G. A. Hiduk. Fronf Row: R. E. Treis, E. L. 
Herring, F. J. Geiger, R. A. McCleery. 


to every thing there is a season, and a time to 
every purpose under heaven. 

ecclesiastes, iii,l 





Back Row: D. F. Spooner, E. E. Torpey, L. AA. Adams, 
J. M. Lydiard, M. R. Kevan, M. J. Panchura, D. A. 
Weiss. Third Row: G. L. Hofwolt, E. L. Oser, J. P. 
Davis, J. D. Mauldin, Jr., E. J. Lesky, S. R. Jewell, 

J. L. Harford. Second Row: A. J. McLaughlin, III, 
B. F. Burgess, III, A. L. Edwards, R. J. Ferenchick, 
J. S. McRoberts. Fronf Row: J. H. Desavtels, M. J. 
Scholtens, R. E. Lewis, T. L. Vial, T. V. Parry. 


Back Row: E. C. Honour, AA. W. Pole, J. C. Franzoni, 
Jr., E. L. Wlodarczyk, R. S. Gibson, R. K. Hawkins, 
Jr., J. R. Guilfoyle, J. A. Roeder, J. W. Martin. 
Third Row: J. R. Sandberg, M. M. McNeil, Jr., T. J. 
Wojciechowski, U. C. lacuaniello, II, R. W. Campbell, 
D. P. Kollay, B. L Galbraith, T. E. Utegaard. Second 

Row: J. F. Clark, R. J. Rhoades, D. T. Metcalf, J D. 
Stevens, K. J. Klindworth, J. G. Wallfred, S. L. Lieber- 
man, D. E. Garavito. Fronf Row: R. P. Floyd, Jr., R. C. 
Russell, Jr., G. P. Chilmonik, Jr., R. G. Eby, R. P. 
Bush, T. S. George, III. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Rohr 

fall set stripers 

H. L. Crisp— Cdr.; P. M. Hesser— Sub.; F. M. Swientek— C.P.O. 

H. L Crisp-Cdr.; D. R. Walker-Sub.; C. F. Barnhart-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

R. W. Ogden— Co. Cdr.; F. M. Swientek— Co. Sub.; J. M. Sinisi- 





Silver Spring, Maryland 

Carl turned down a scholarship at Cornell to come to 
the Naval Academy. After a good plebe year and the 
anguished cry of "BARNHART!" still ringing in his 
ears, it was evident that Carl, as an upperclassman, would 
have no trouble in academics. It seemed as though studies 
came naturally to him. Youngster year found him busily 
working on a Weapons project. By second class year he 
had a high academic average and was proudly wearing 
stars. No matter what the time of day, Carl would always 
lend a helping hand or give academic assistance. When- 
ever a big weekend came around, he could be seen with 
a feminine companion. A likable guy who never threw 
his weight around, Carl was fond of travelling. With 
Carl's intelligence and drive he will surely excel in any 
field he enters as a Naval Officer. 

JAMES BRUCE BEESLEY Atherton, California 

"Bees" came to the Academy from Atherton, Califor- 
nia, and soon adjusted to life at USNA with an attitude 
most of us could envy. Not finding academics too friend- 
ly, Jim made up for it on the athletic field. Plebe year 
he earned his numerals in swimming and competed in 
triathalon. Youngster year he combined a championship 
handball team with varsity pistol and Company squash. 
Second class summer Jim enjoyed Pensacola and "Jax" 
for other than basic flight training, proving himself more 
than willing to entertain the local lovelies. When he joins 
the fleet, Jim's maturity and willingness to work will make 
him welcome wherever he goes; our Navy will gain a 
dedicated officer. 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

A graduate of Virginia Beach High School (which was 
quite naturally in Virginia Beach), Skip joined the Navy 

Reserves and went to Bullis Prep before coming to roost 
at good ole Canoe U. Being a native Southerner, he was 
inclined to take it easy and seldom exerted more effort 
than necessary. One exception, however, was Company 
heavyweight football, where he put out maximum effort at 
the guard slot. Some of his other interests included intra- 
mural squash and the Ocean Sailing Squadron. Usually 
a quiet person, his real personality shone through at a 
party; there was never a dull moment with him as 
the life of the party. Always a friendly guy and ready to 
lend a helping hand, he was well liked by everyone. In 
keeping with family precedence as a Navy Junior, Skip 
intends to follow in his father's footsteps by entering 
Naval Aviation. 

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Eutaw, Alabama 

A true southern gentleman, Jim came to Annapolis 
from Eutaw, Alabama. He had a natural tendency toward 
the Navy with his father and grandfather having both 
graduated from the Academy. Just about everything came 
easily for him, from academics to athletics, and when he 
was not playing varsity tennis, he was singing love songs 
to the opposite sex. He has a keen eye for women and 
spent much of his time writing to countless young love- 
lies. He tried to date them all, at one time or another. 
His own personal abilities and winning ways will make 
him a welcome addition to our Navy; and wherever he 
goes, success is sure to follow. 

HOWARD LEON CRISP Corpus Christi, Texas 

Howie, as he is called by most of his classmates, became 
a midshipman right after his graduation from W. B. Ray 
High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. From the very 
start his southern friendliness and easy going manner 
made him well liked by all who met him. Being a well 
rounded athlete, he played football and lacrosse and won 
his N with star playing midfield on the National Champion 
lacrosse team. Concentrating most of his study time to 
math, Howard hurtled the academic barrier with no 
real problem, and his cheerfulness often brightened up 
an otherwise dull evening of studies. Even though he never 
had trouble finding dates Howie didn't spend too many 
of his weekends in the company of the fairer sex. He 
chose to spend them writing letters, relaxing, or sleep- 
ing; because, as he put it, "a guy has to have his rest." 
Despite the busy schedule he still found time to partici- 
pate in many extracurricular activities, especially in his 

church. Howard is a sincere and dedicated person and 
upon his graduation the Service will gain one of the Naval 
Academy's finest products. 


Worcester, Massachusetts 

Vic, better known as the Wop, from Worcester, Massa- 
chusetts, entered the Academy straight from St. John's 
H.S. in Shrewsbury. His outstanding display of leader- 
ship coupled with four years of some kool rhythm has 
won Vic some stripes with the Hellcats. Other fields of 
interest have led to participation in intramural softball, 
the Italian Club, and as president of the varsity sub 
squad. With less worry over his somewhat receding hair 
line there is no doubt that Vic will go on to serve Navy 
line in the same mighty fine way as displayed at USNA. 


Rich Hill, Missouri 

Don, who calls Rich Hill, Missouri, his home, came to 
Annapolis after spending a year at the University of 
Missouri. A member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and a 
pre-med major at "Mizzou," he found little trouble with 
academics during his stay on the banks of the Severn. 
A humanities overloader, and a regular on the Super- 
intendent's List, Don could often be found "burning the 
midnight oil." His sense of humor and his ability to laugh 
at anything both proved valuable assets and made plebe 
year easier as well as enjoyable. Athletically, he partici- 
pated in Company soccer, basketball, and softball. He 
also gave the swimming department a run for their money 
and they almost won. A keen interest in history and in- 
ternational relations as well as a high competitive spirit 







led Don to an active role in both the Foreign Relations 
Club and the Brigade Activities Committee. He was our 
organizer and whether it was Company decorations, a pep 
rally, or a party, he always did it up big. Don's desire 
to do the best that he can promises a very bright career 
in the service of his choice. 

STEVEN WILLIAM EPSTEIN Danbury, Connecticut 

Danbury, Connecticut, lost one of its outstanding resi- 
dents when Steve made the trip south to Canoe U. He 
prepped for a year at Columbian, where his chief interests 
were football and D.C. nightlife. Recovering from a knee 
injury, he was a mainstay in the defensive backfield 
of the Mighty-Mites, earning his N as a Segundo. Steve 
set a fashion trend by giving the Brigade its own repre- 
sentative to the Rolling Stones. The Academic Depart- 
ments never had much of an influence on Steve, but he 
always managed to stay on the safe side. The destroyer- 
men in the Newport to Boston weekend club will welcome 
a loyal comrade when Steve joins their ranks after grad- 


PETER MAC HESSER Benson, Arizona 

The "Chief" hails from the wooly west of Benson, 
Arizona. After a year at the University of Arizona he 
followed his brother's footsteps and came to Navy. His 
mile wide grin and good humor won him many friends. 
Although taking a bigger interest in books after plebe 
year, Pete still had his interests in western women and 
western beer and was always quick to argue the better 
points of his desert home. Pete excelled in Company 

soccer and softball and was a Battalion handballer. Pete 
came to the Naval Academy with his main goal the 
Marine Corps in which service he will no doubt prove 







CHARLES E. JOHNSON Charleston, South Carolina 

Charlie comes from Charleston, South Carolina, and 
entered the Naval Academy after attending Prep School. 
He is noted for his friendliness and his ability to per- 
form well in the classroom and in extracurricular activi- 
ties. Not only has he sailed in the Newport-Bermuda 
Race, he has commanded a yawl in the sailing Squadron. 
He is also a qualified Navy Scuba Diver, an achievement 
that few men obtain. 

Charlie is from a Navy family and he is earning his 
niche in this tradition. He hopes to go into Navy Line 
upon graduation and in time become an oceanographer. 
His mature attitude and aggressiveness mark him for an 
excellent future in Naval Service. 


Northboro, Massachusetts 

Mike, known affectionately as "Orbit", comes to the 
Academy from Bellarmine Prep School, San Francisco. 

Throughout his four years here, Mike has set the finest 
example for his classmates and those under him. Due to 
his love for sailing, he has participated in the ocean 
sailing squadron throughout his Academy years. In addi- 
tion, he has been a tremendous asset to various Company 
intramural sports. Although Orbit is somewhat slow to 
start in the morning, he possesses a vivacious personality 
which permeates everyone with whom he comes in con- 
tact. Mike has proven himself both academically and 
militarily and is destined to be an outstanding aviator. 
Mike provides a definite spark to everything to which he 
applies himself and will certainly be a welcome addition 
to the Officer Corps of the Naval Service. 


Denver, Colorado 

Being a Navy junior, Ron found it difficult to give a 
name for his hometown, but his travels gave him a store 
of information that proved most useful here at USNA. 
Ron's fantastic reasoning ability with academics allowed 
him to spend a good per cent of his time in bed; in fact 
his theory was that sleeping was better than studying 
since it is far more relaxirig. In athletics Ron played a 
variety of sports from cross country to Battalion tennis; 
but Company soccer was the sport he found best suited 
for him. Second only to his academic ability was Ron's 
prowess with the ladies. On a double date he was a 
sparkling personality; if things got dull, he could always 
draw some fact from his store of knowledge to amaze the 
girls. Possibly Ron's most useful talent was his ability 
to analyze any problem and come up with the proper 
solution. This attribute will certainly be of great use to 
Ron when he joins the Fleet, and no matter what branch 
he goes into Ron's intelligence and perception will make 
him a great asset to our Navy and to our country. 


Alexandria, Virginia 

Harry came to the Academy from Hawaii, but being 
an "Army Brat," has also lived in Texas, New York, 
and Germany. Ever the hard worker, he considered his 
high marks a personal triumph over the academic de- 
partments. Harry never liked to throw anything away, 





and by the end of Plebe year was known as the "keeper 
of the gouge." If the Library didn't have it, Harry did. 
He participated in intramural sports ranging from cross- 
country to knockabout sailing, and served on the class 
honor committee. Harry became the envy of many of us 
by managing to turn his interest in the German Armed 
Forces into three separate term papers. The Army in- 
fluence lost out during the early part of Harry's stay 
at the Academy, and he looks forward to service in the 
Fleet. Whether he ends up on the surface or beneath, 
he will certainly be a fine officer and a capable leader. 


Pride and dedication have always been an important 
part of Barney's character, serving him well throughout 
his four years at the Academy. Academics weren't much 
trouble for Barney except for a slight brush with EH&G 
during plebe year. His fun loving nature and pleasing 
manner made him a well liked person in the class of '66. 
One could tune in on WRNV and find Barney spinning 
discs on his own program. Other than WRNV, his in- 
terests were cars and girls; weekends would always find 
him in the companionship of pretty examples of the lat- 
ter. Barney gave his best and it was his outstanding per- 
sonality that made him a prominent member of the 
brigade. Most certainly, whatever field of endeavor Bar- 
ney follows in the future will be crowned with success. 


Mill Valley, California 

The Corps, The Corps, The Corps 

"Mac" came to the Academy after serving more than 
four years in the Marines, and consequently, the tran- 
sition to Midshipman, USN, was no problem . . . mili- 
tarily. The enthusiasm and esprit-de-corps he had brought 
with him endured throughout his four year assignment 
on "Temporary Additional Duty" with the Navy, and 
will no doubt be reinforced when he again wears the 
Green. Bill's summers were spent attending Airborne, 
Scuba, and Jungle Warfare schools, with a little variety 
provided by an Eagle Cruise, and service on the Plebe 
Detail. Liberty hours found Mac pursuing his favorite 


hobbies of parachuting and ceramics. Navy's National 
Championship Lacrosse team was Bill's endeavor in the 
sports field, where he won his "N-star" tending the goal. 
The Navy's loss will be the Corps' gain as graduation 
finds this Marine returning. 


Art came to USNA after a year at Kansas State Uni- 
versity. While there, he was a member of Phi Eta Sigma 
scholastic fraternity, and shot on the varsity rifle team. 
While at the Academy, he pursued his sport of shooting, 
and won a spot on the USNA varsity list. While he never 
wore stars for academic excellence, Art was always eager 
to delve into his favorite textbook. His interest in his 
academic subjects was surpassed only by his love for 
the Academy. Classmates always admired Art's cheerful 
and willing acceptance of the rigors and frustrations of 
Academy life. His graduation, though a sad farewell to 
the Academy, will be the beginning of a rewarding career. 


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RICHARD WILLIAM OGDEN Severna Park, Maryland 

With the cosmopolitan background of a Navy junior, 
Bill came to the Naval Academy from Severn School in 
Severna Park, Maryland, with excellent academic and 
athletic preparation. As a math "slash," Bill's name fre- 
quently appeared on the Superintendent's List. His intense 
desire to excel in athletics has led Bill to a berth on the 
J.V. Soccer team and to participation in Battalion la- 
crosse. Also an excellent swimmer, Bill nevertheless found 
time for the requirements of Mother Bancroft. Recog- 
nized as a leader among his classmates, Bill siphoned 
enough time from athletics to participate in the Brigade 
organization. Realizing that all work and no play makes 
Bill a dull boy, the "Oggs" could be found in the arms 
of some young lady or embarking on a fantastic adven- 
ture almost any weekend. His advice to others was always, 
"It's good for a mid to drag every weekend." Bill's 
vibrant personality and boundless energy should serve 
him well and carry him far in the fleet. 

MARTIN JOHN QUINN Greenwich, Connecticut 

After leaving Greenwich, Connecticut, Marty soon 
established himself as a leader in his class and was 
willing to undertake any task given to him. His athletic 
ability was evidenced during his four years on Navy's 
varsity crew. During plebe year he was a member of 
Navy's national championship freshman crew. Not trou- 
bled with academics, Marty's name frequently appeared 
on the Superintendent's list. Marty's good sense of humor 
and sharp wit won him many friends. During his free 
time he could usually be found in deep slumber on the 
'blue trampoline'. Marty is undecided on his future but is 
sure to be a success in whatever he does. 




BILLY EMERSON RUSSELL Covington, Tennessee 

"Put it this way," Russ was brought up in Covington, 
Tennessee, now his native home, in the heart of the 
flatlands. A solid Southern citizen, Russ attended the 
University of Tennessee, and did a hitch in the reserves 
before coming to Navy. Russ took his studies seriously, 
pursuing a major in the Weapons Dept. A good rugby 
and football player, Russ has added much to company 
and Bart teams. Russ's friendly personality and many 
tales of his days in the "flatlands" have gained him many 
friends and actually made him a legend in his own 
time at the Academy. Russ is undecided about the future, 
but whichever field he chooses the Navy will undoubt- 
edly gain an outstanding officer. 


Dave came to the Naval Academy after spending three 
years as a "white hat", including the Naval Academy 
Prep School at Bainbridge, Maryland. During his four 
years at the Academy he was an average student aca- 
demically, but was above average in aptitude and con- 
duct. His one interest in sports was running. Being on 
the cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track teams, 
he made running a year round endeavor. Dave was 
known for being a quiet "old man". An old man because 
he will be twenty-five at graduation time, and quiet be- 
cause he was friendly and sincere in his own quiet way. 
Dave will be remembered for his athletic ability and an 
aptitude for the Navy that should make him successful 
in any chosen Navy field. 




Happy is the mid who can browse at will. 


New Orleans, Louisiana 


Mike was born and raised in New Orleans before com- 
ing to the Academy. Plebe year's harassments failed to 
affect Mike's easy going manner; his dry Southern humor 
kept us laughing and helped to brighten some of our 
darker hours. Never one to let academics get him down, 
Mike was always able to find time for a good book or 
a discussion on politics, not to mention his frequent 
"thought" sessions on the "blue trampoline." Rugby, 
amateur radio, and hunting are his major interests. Navy 
Line has always had a special attraction for Mike, but 
whether on, under, or over the sea, the coming years of 
Navy life look promising and rewarding for him. 

FRANK M. SWIENTEK Buffalo, New York 

Frank, a native of blustery Buffalo, New York, carried 
his immunity to New England cold with him south. Con- 
sequently, he always excelled in winter sports. His sum- 
mers were actively spent on a voluntary submarine cruise 
and a hard-earned pair of jump wings. During this high- 
powered activity, Frank kept a high academic average 
while assisting some less talented classmates through 
rough water. Navy Line, Frank's first love, will welcome 
a fine officer upon graduation. 





Being born in the Naval Academy Hospital it seems 
only natural that Dave should have attended the Naval 
Academy. He hopes to keep family tradition by being the 
second aviator in his family. Dave's main accomplishment 
since he has been at the Academy has been to fall in love 
three times. His present flame seems to have him tied down 
for good, though. Three seems to be the magic number for 
Dave because he has also gone through three sets of room- 
mates. In addition to being a ladies' man he has proved his 
strength by playing varsity golf and intramural basketball, 
soccer, and heavy-weight football. The experiences he has 
gained from meeting and overcoming successfully all of 
the many challenges that confronted him during his tenure 
at Navy should serve him in good stead as a Naval 
Officer. He is certain to be a credit to his class and to 
the Navy. 


Nashua, New Hampshire 

Hailing from the great community of Nashua, New 
Hampshire, where he graduated from Nashua High, Mike 
brought with him an indomitable wit. Nothing could 
crush it; not even his experiences on youngster cruise or 
at the third wing barber shop (which were hair-raising 
to say the least!). Some of the many activities Mike 
engaged in during his four years' attendance at USNA 
included Company heavy-weight football, cross country, 
dinghy sailing, and even a trip to Bermuda as a deep 
water sailor. Following his New England instinct, Whit 
was always the first to find a party and while he was 
around there was never a dull moment. As the first one 
in his family to go Navy, Whit plans to start a new line 
of naval heroes by being the next Navy Air Ace. 


After a highly successful year at the University of 
South Florida, Pete chose to leave sunny Florida and 
attack the rigorous life of USNA. Although a firm be- 
liever in Southern belles, Pete soon discovered that 
Northern women weren't so bad either. While at the 
Academy Pete has gained a great deal of respect from 
his classmates while contributing much to victories in 
soccer, basketball and football. Although claiming to be 
no slash at the books, Pete compiled a fine academic 
record. Pete plans on a future of Naval Aviation, but what- 
ever he does the Navy will undoubtedly gain an outstanding 





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Wakeman, J. S. Ehmer, H. J. Johnson, Jr. Fronf Row: 
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Back Row: J. C. Purcell, R. E. Glantz, H. E. Schmidt, 
Jr., W. D. Moore, K. D. Delaney, L. D. Maxwell, J. T. 
Tschirhart. Third Row: C. H. Cohlmeyer, P. J. 
Licata, R. O. Crawshaw, P. J. Katauskas, C. P. Crapps, 

W. E. Deiss Jr., W. J. Riffer. Second Row: W. J. Little, 
H. A. Payne, H. W. Jones, Jr., D. E. Dugan, S. M. 
Arcana. Front Row: J. C. Dranchak, W. B. Anderson, 
W. G. Paine, Jr., W. J. Kane. 


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D. Gumbert, Jr., W. L. Bruckner, Jr., G. L. Smith, T. 
W. McQueen, J. L. Solberg. Third Row: H. J. Kucin- 
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Anniston, Alabama 

Frank came to the Academy from deep in the heart of 
Dixie and he was always ready to discuss the attributes 
of his native Alabama. He whizzed through plebe year as 
if it were going out of style and established himself early 
as an outstanding leader. Frank demonstrated his out- 
standing athletic ability by playing on several regimental 
and brigade championship teams and frequently found 
time to jog around the Academy grounds. He never had 
any trouble in academics and his facility with languages 
and liberal arts courses led him to majors in Portuguese 
and international relations. Among his many extracur- 
ricular activities were the Brigade Hop Committee, the 
Second Class Ring Dance Committee, Foreign Relations 
Club, and Portuguese Club. With his serious dedication 
to duty and the service, Frank will have a bright future 
in his chosen military career. 


Coming straight from the banks of the Mohawk River 
in New York, Jim turned down an appointment to the 
Coast Guard Academy and an NROTC scholarship to 
Cornell in order to indulge in the campus atmosphere of 
the Academy. A 1962 graduate of Scotia High School, 
he lettered in wrestling and baseball, continuing as a 
member of the varsity wrestling team. Jim is best-known 
for his spur-of-the-moment skits and imitations, especially 
his imitation of the Pope at the Notre Dame pep rallies, 
in which the strains of "Ex Scientia Tridens, Non Sibi 
Sed Patriae" resulted in pandemonium and uproarious 
laughter. A Spanish major, he kept all of his grades 
above sea level, with the exception of a come-from-behind 
decision over plebe "steam". Upon graduation, Jim in- 
tends to go Navy Air, and his keen reflexes, immunity to 
motion sickness, and sober judgment should give the 
Navy a top-notch pilot. 

RODGER BESLEY CARTER Raleigh, North Carolina 

A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Rog came to the 
Academy straight out of high school, but had little trouble 
adjusting to the "collegiate life." With a soft spot in his 
heart for Southern belles and aeronautical engineering 
Rog excelled in both, while earning a major in the latter. 
His strong desire to win earned him the top spot in the 
'63 class at "jump school" in Fort Benning, and his 
fierce sense of competition distinguished him as a "tiger" 
in Company lightweights and cross country. The "Sena- 
tor's" warm personality and easy manner coupled with 
these abilities will certainly yield him a successful career 
in Naval Aviation. 









Bringing his smile with him from Hawaii, Dallas soon 
won the title of the Happy Hawaiian. Keeping this attitude 
was no problem as the Academic Departments presented 
him with very little difficulty. A standout on the varsity 
swim team, "Fish" was as much at home in the Nata- 
torium as he was in the pad. Not being one to limit him- 
self, he will be remembered not only for his achievements 
in athletics and academics, but also for his close contact 
with the Executive Department. Always ready to help 
anyone out Dal will make a very capable officer. His per- 
sonality and natural affinity for water will make his 
future Naval career a success. 

OTIS ROBERT COLE III Norfolk, Virginia 

Coming from a Navy family, Bob is no stranger to the 
Naval Service. Bob spent five years in Norfolk, Virginia, 
prior to entering USNA and graduated from Norfolk 
Academy. Here at Annapolis, Bob deftly fit into all 
phases of Naval Academy life with remarkable ease. 
Varsity 150 pound football and varsity wrestling have 
been Bob's specialty in the sports field. Academically, 
"Ore's" name has appeared on the Superintendent's List 
frequently. Most outstanding of all is the long list of 
friends that Bob has made by his unassuming personality 
and willingness to help them out whenever he can. This 
has shown itself in the high positions awarded him in 
the Brigade striper organization throughout his four years 
at the Academy. Judging from his excellent performance 
here at USNA, it is safe to say that Bob will be an asset 
to whatever field of the Naval profession that he chooses. 

GARY LEE DIMMIG Quakertown, Pennsylvania 

After four years of training at Quakertown High, 
"Dumbo" attended Columbian Prep, for a year of con- 
centrated study. With a strenuous plebe summer behind 
him, Gary decided that enough was enough and made a 
beeline for training tables in September where he man- 
aged to remain obscure until June week. The food must 
have agreed with him as he played halfback for the un- 
defeated plebe football team and captained the freshman 
thin-clads to perfect indoor and outdoor seasons remain- 
ing undefeated in his individual events while setting rec- 
ords in the 600, quarter mile, one mile and two mile 
relays. Needless to say, "Dimmer" continued his win- 
ning ways for Navy varsity squads. The athlete, how- 
ever, was but one side of Gary. He possessed a ready 
smile and a perennial good word for everyone. A reli- 
gious person, he was a regular at OCU meetings. Gary is 
a gentleman officer we are all proud to call a friend. 

THOMAS VINCENT DOYLE Bloomfield, New Jersey 

Uncertain about his vocation goals while attending 
Seton Hall University for two years, Tom decided on a 
drastic change of routine in entering the Naval Academy. 
Little time had elapsed during plebe summer before Tom 
seriously wondered just "how drastic" a change an in- 
dividual could adjust to. Once on an even keel, "Doles" 
began to develop a keen interest in literature, and the bull 
department in general. Successfully completing his major 
in literature, Tom had hopes of some day furthering his 
education in this field. Along with his proficiency in the 
literary realm, "T.V." also maintained a high average in 
the basic curriculum. To balance out his Shakespeare read- 







ings, Tom had plenty of time to check the sports page 
daily. The Company soccer, basketball, and Softball teams 
found him to be a real asset on their winning squads. In 
all aspects of Academy life, Tom showed a conscientious 
and highly-principled will to succeed. His classmates real- 
ized this in voting him Company honor representative all 
four years. With this desire to excel, and his amiable and 
sincere personality, Tom will undoubtedly be a competent 

JOHN DUDLEY EARHART JR. Memphis, Tennessee 

After graduating from Messick High School, John 
continued his carefree living at home for a year while 
attending Memphis State University. He then decided to 
excel at USNA, with a victory over plebe year aca- 
demics in sudden death overtime, he has since worked 
hard in raising his class standing. Known as a fierce 
competitor, he was a standout on the fieldball, squash 
and Battalion football teams. He is proud of going un- 
defeated in squash youngster year, and, though this net- 
ted him no letter, the Executive Department saw that he 
received his "N" second class year. Wings of gold are 
symbols of John's immediate postgraduate plans. 


West Keansburg, New Jersey 

From New Jersey's sunny shore hails one of Navy's 
hardest workers. After three years of revelry and casual 
living Bill decided to settle down and prepare for a 
more stable future. Adapting readily to the new way of 
life Bill was quick to arouse the humor of his classmates 
with his witty cynicisms. Always an avid student, he 
spent many a late hour in his dimly lit room, never 


without an ear open for the Officer of the Watch tip- 
toeing along on the late lights prowl. The result of his 
labor is an excellent record of academic achievement with 
a major in Political Science. Never yielding to the pres- 
sures of the system Bill was also active on the plebe rifle 
team and in the Academy's intramural program. Without 
letting his attachment to the natatorium stand in his 
way, Bill stroked his way to numerous victories in Batt 
crew. Wherever the future finds Bill and the Navy, it 
will be mutually rewarding for both of them. 






Little Rock, Arkansas 

Traveling from down south, Little Rock, to be exact, 
Bob got off to a fine start at the Academy by excelling 
in sports, making both the plebe soccer and rifle teams. 
An all-around competitor, Bob also contributed greatly 
to the Company sports program. Academically Bob has 
never been one to allow something like studies stand in 
the way of "good sound sleep;" however, in time of 
need he has never failed to rise to the occasion. In the 
area of services, however, Bob has given generously of 
his time to support our class activities by being a member 
of both the Brigade Hop Committee and the Second Class 
Ring Dance Committee. Combining a major in Aerody- 
namics with a deep sense of personal honor and pride 
in the service, Bob will indeed be a credit not only to 
the Academy but to the entire Navy. 


Straight out of the hills of Tennessee, Jerry found a 
home at USNA. Academics weren't easy for Jerry, 
but he maintained a respectable average throughout his 
four years. He finds soccer and football to his liking but 
his real love is for the "blue tramp." His quick wit and 
friendly sarcasm often make him the source of much 
laughter. His pleasant personality should make Jerry 
a valuable asset to his chosen field in the Navy upon 


Jake came to USNA from the playground of the world, 
Miami Beach, Florida, after a year at Bullis Prep. 
Neither Bullis nor plebe year could dull Jake's funloving 
attitude though at times it was a hard fight. His battles 

after this were waged primarily on the football field and 
with the Academic Departments, the easier being on the 
ball field. After being a defensive ace on the plebe team 
and spending a year on the varsity JV's, Jake switched 
to the 150's and immediately became a mainstay of 
their offensive unit. For the remainder of the year track, 
women, and academics provided enough challenges to 
keep him busy. Off the field, Jake is well known and 
liked for the casualness with which he treats Academy 
life. Possessing all of the qualities to be a success, Jake's 
easy going personality will assure him of smooth sailing 
in whatever service he chooses following graduation. 


Bartlesville, Oklahoma 

Carl, born and bred in the heart of the Southwest, 
came to USNA directly from high school and never let 
it be forgotten that he was .an Okie. Following the fog 
of plebe year and the Army game, Carl settled down to 
the task of developing into a fine student and officer. 
Never one to let academics, conduct, or other integral 
factors of the system interrupt his pad time, Carl man- 
aged to maintain his friendliness and academics with a 
sufficient amount of sleep. An ardent sports lover, whether 
it be from the administrative end with his football pools 
or to active participation in intramural cross-country and 
football, he always managed to excel. As president of the 
BAC, Carl's imagination and drive often resulted in out- 
standing achievements in support of Navy's athletic teams. 
Desirous of a career in Naval Aviation following gradua- 
tion, Carl will bring with him to his duty station the 
friendliness and leadership qualities of an outstanding of- 







GEORGE ADAM KLEIN III Baltimore, Maryland 

Fresh from two semesters social training at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland and a one year tour on a milk truck, 
George descended upon the mud-covered banks of the 
Academy. A native of Baltimore, he was disappointed to 
learn that he would not be able to commute. Not a scho- 
lastic wizard, George was constantly in the throes of an 
academic upheaval. He could usually be found sharpen- 
ing the cleats on his soccer shoes, composing a good 
snow line, or lighting his pipe during a long and tedious 
study hour. A destroyerman in the making, George prac- 
ticed his forthright leadership as Commander of the J. V. 
soccer team. A strong promoter of the system, George 
should find much success in his Naval career. 


Rather hesitant to leave the West, Ed came to the Acad- 
emy after a year at Southern Colorado State College. 
Not one to take academics too seriously, "Morgs" could 
be found most any night expounding the virtues of his 
home state, which, by his own admission, has never been 
quite the same since he left. An avid football fan and 
fierce competitor, he played Company lightweights and 
was a mainstay on the soccer and softball teams. On the 
weekends Morgs could be found relaxing or wildly danc- 
ing to the music of the Spiffies but always in the com- 
pany of an attractive young lady. On Sundays he gave 
up some precious sleep to sing with the Catholic choir. 
His incessant drive and enthusiasm will ultimately make 
him a great asset to the Navy. 









Rich came to Yankee land from Savannah, Georgia. 
A strong desire to stay in top physical condition and a 
keen competitive spirit made the practice fields of An- 
napolis the most likely place to find him in the after- 
noons. His natural athletic ability distinguished him as a 
glue-fingered end for the company lightweights and 
ranked him high in his class in P. T. ; however, the Aca- 
demic Departments always presented a greater challenge. 
Completely at home with a girl on one arm and a bottle 
of liquid nourishment in the other hand, on weekends he 
focused his attention on the fairer sex, and many a girl 
was wooed and won by his innocent drawl and pleasing 
manner. That same agreeable personality will contribute 
to his continued success in the future. 


A Navy junior who calls Illinois home, Pat came to 
the Academy after a year at Northwestern Prep School. 
Not having too much trouble with academics, he majored 
in International Relations. Pat could be found either in 
the blue trampoline or shining his stars. Learning his 
football in Texas, Pat was a mainstay of the Battalion 
team, and a "big man" on the Company fieldball team 
where his quick "Irish temper" added interest to any 
"grovel." Next to the Navy, green beer and Irish whiskey 
are the closest things to Pat's heart. His strong determina- 
tion and spirit will make Pat an asset to Naval Aviation 
if they can squeeze his huge frame into the cockpit. 





El Segundo, California 

When Jerry came to Annapolis from El Segundo, Cali- 
fornia, he brought with him an ingenious mind and an 
exceptional sense of humor never before witnessed by 
the Brigade. Never lacking in ideas or the energy to 
fulfill them, his contribution to the Notre Dame pep 

rallies will not soon be forgotten by the Brigade or the 
Chaplains. A versatile athlete, Jerry participated exten- 
sively in all intramural sports. At other times he could be 
found in either the clutches of the "pad monster" or his 
one and only. Nault had a working knowledge of any 
non-academic subject, and his door was always open for 
a friendly chat or deep discussion. He has been a tre- 
mendous asset to the Company and is known to his class- 
mates for his agreeable personality and the determination 
to get the job done. With his enthusiasm and zest for the 
finer things of life, Jerry will certainly be a welcome 
addition to the fleet. 

JOHN ROGERS ROLAND, JR. Cochran, Georgia 

John, more affectionately known as Swamps, hails from 
Cochran, Georgia. Thinking of studying forestry after high 
school, he entered Middle Georgia Junior College from 
which he graduated with honors after two years. Finding 
his true calling to be the Naval service, John came to 
USNA with the class of 1966. The belles of Georgia's 
loss was Navy's gain. His ability to excel stemmed from 
strict self discipline which made him the envy of many 
of his classmates. 

John complemented his academic accomplishments with 
vigorous participation in Company sports and personal 
physical fitness programs. 

Desire and perseverance have spelled success for 
Swamps in his year as a midshipman. The surface fleet 
cannot help but benefit from his presence. 

It is with great admiration that we salute John as he 
embarks upon his Naval career. 





Oconomowoc-, Wisconsin 

The last mile is seldom a breeze. 



Gary hails from a town in Wisconsin with the nearly 
unspellable name of Oconomowoc. Keeping "squared 
away" and as inconspicuous as possible, he sailed 
through plebe year without difficulty and ended up one 
of the top men in the class, both in academics and apti- 
tude. Athletically, he held down the number one spot on 
the plebe golf team and helped the Company to the 
Brigade lightweight football championship. A star man 
scholastically all the way through the Academy, he has 
willingly helped out others with their academic diffi- 
culties. Often ribbed about spending all his free time in 
bed, "Schmittie" can usually be found burning the mid- 
night oil, sometimes past the witching hour. 

Gary has been a class striper since plebe year and 
has demonstrated effective leadership and willingness to 
stick up for his classmates. An outstanding member of 
the Class of '66, we wish him fair weather and a follow- 
ing sea in whatever career he chooses. 

EDWARD ALBERT SMYTH Quincy, Massachusetts 

Ed came to the Naval Academy by way of Holy Cross 
College and Quincy, Massachusetts; his Harvard accent 
adds flavor to an already congenial personality. Quick 
to make friends and provide leadership, Ed sets his eyes 
on a History major and has not failed to make his mark 
on the Superintendent's List. Although his varsity football 
aspirations were sidetracked by injuries, Ed remained an 
ardent sports fan and proved to be a valuable asset in 
Company competition. A music lover, he liked to spend 
his spare moments enveloped in the sweet strains emanat- 
ing from his custom built stereo. Undecided about his 
future and torn between a love of the "green machine" and 
an insatiable yearning for the bridge of a destroyer, his en- 
thusiasm and zest for the service should make him a 
valuable and successful officer. 





Howie came to the Naval Academy from high school 
in Fargo, North Dakota. He moved to Green Bay, Wis- 
consin, shortly after coming to USNA and became a 
devoted Packer fan, an avid follower of pro football. 
Howie put his muscular frame to good use, being an 
outstanding asset to his Company softball, football, bas- 
ketball, and volleyball teams during his stay at the Acad- 
emy. His many friends often jovially called him "Eskimo" 
because he spent his first twelve years in Alaska because 
of his father's occupation as a minister. Always ready 
for a good time or a party, he usually showed up with 
the best looking girl at social affairs, both at USNA 
and on leave and liberty. A conscientious and competent 
midshipman, Howie will be a welcome addition to the 


Malverne, Long Island, New York 

Hailing from Malverne, Long Island, Bill came to the 
Academy straight from high school. He enjoyed partici- 
pating in track at Valley Stream North but elected to 
forego track in favor of studies and the Sailing Squadron 
at Navy. Never one who found it necessary to study ex- 
cessively, Bill had little trouble maintaining a "star" 
average. He amazed many people with his knowledge of 
ships while displaying an avid interest in the surface 
fleet. Regardless of the situation, Bill always had a friend- 
ly smile and warm greeting for everyone. Bill's enthusi- 
asm and will to work will make him a credit to the fleet. 


Bronx, New York 

Coming straight from Cardinal Hayes High School in 
the Bronx, New York, Garry followed in the footsteps of 
his older brother. After the hard courts of the city 
streets, Garry found the basketball courts of Navy to his 

liking and became the biggest little man in Company 
basketball. Though most of his free time was spent with 
his first love, basketball, he managed to play Battalion 
football and softball. When not engaged in sports he 
could be found in bed or clowning around with his 
classmates. Also a connoisseur of dancing, he spent 
many of his weekends at the Spiffie hops. Although not 
known for his academic ability, he had no problem keep- 
ing his grades above average. His distinctive laugh could 
pinpoint his position even over the din of the mess hall. 
Undecided about his future, Naval Aviation or the fleet 
will certainly benefit from Garry's friendliness, sense of 
humor, and ability to get the job done. 



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Back Row: T. M. Cohane, Jr., AA. E. Schlegel, II, 
R. D. Thompson, R. C. Larson, W. R. Garrison, II, 
B. Pollara, C. C. L. White. Third Row: T. J. Weiss, 
J. T. Schwanebeck, D. C. Hefkin, F. A. Pinegar, T. 

R. Jones, H. C. Carver, III. Second Row: R. B. Hud- 
son, A. D. Rivers, L. S. Julihn, C. A. Scherck, T. K. 
Scheber. Front Row: R. G. Nosco, S. Davis, III, R. 
F. Holcombe, R. C. Sheldrick, L. Beerlandt. 



all experience is an arch, to build upon. 

henry adams 





Back Row: D. G. Maxwell, S. M. Arlett, C. W. White, Second Row: E. C. McGowan, Jr., D. W. Drelan, 

M. Y. E. Pelaez, R. F. Burns, Jr., C. I. Chisholm, 
J. M. Solymossy, W. H. Kraatz. Third Row: F. M. 
Halloran, J. A. Dare, II, C. J. Tamulevich, R. A. D. 
Petrino, J. N. Punches, H. G. Boylan, P. B. Wolford. 

W. E. McCreary, G. H. Ronchetti, J. D. Dickinson, 
R. M. Curtis. Front Row: L. A. Gray, J. D. Mazza, 
P. J. Vanderlofske, D. S. Vtipil. 


Back Row: J. D. Harker, G. J. Kanupka, III, E. J. 
Hackett, C. L. Addison, M. S. Newman, L. P. Hearne, 
J. R. Carlson, C. W. Silverthorne, W. E. Cummins, 
Jr. Third Row: W. P. Poirier, B. W. O'Neal, J. L. 
Petykowski, R. W. Reeber, D. M. Heming, J. C. 
Auriemma, R. C. Rieve, J. C. Ward, J. AA. Lewis, II. 

Second Row: C. AA. Tankersley, C. W. Hardin, D. E. 
Carter, D. H. Lochner, H. W. McDonald, J. H. 
Janes, J. A. Felten, T. M. Byrne. Front Row: C. E. 
McKeldin, Jr., T. L. Grumley, G. J. Kowalski, T. M. 
Wittkamp, P. R. Van Buren. 



spring set stripers 


Company Officer 
Lt. Van Metre 

fall set stripers 

R. M. Nielsen-Cdr.; R. A. Bald-Sub.; H. L. Esty-C.P.O. 

R. D. McDonald— Cdr.; M. B. Meloney— Sub.; H. L. Esty-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

R. D. McDonald— Co. Cdr.; R. M. Nielsen— Co. Sub.; D. J. Kokoruda- 






Somersworth, New Hampshire 

Rey came to the Academy from Somersworth High 
School after being a standout in the classroom and on 
the playing field. After a very successful year in plebe 
football his was a stormy road in athletics. He never 
gave in to academic pressure; consequently his room 
had to be entered quietly for fear of awakening him in 
his most serious endeavors. His ability to play bridge 
was the envy of those who occasionally had to open a 
book. His companionship was sought continually by his 
classmates and several young ladies. Rey's quick wit and 
ability to make a fast and accurate decision will make 
him not only an agreeable companion but a competent 

GARY ROBERT BLINN Norfolk, Nebraska 

"G.R." came to the Academy directly from high school 
in Norfolk, Nebraska. Never one to really "sweat the 
system", he learned and progressed at his own speed. 
Plebe year was no unconquerable problem for Gary, 
though, and he donned his single stripe and surprised the 
world with his quick smile and tremendous sense of hu- 
mor. Never one to conform for the sake of conforming, 
Gary became an avid sportsman in such little-known sports 
as fencing and rugby. Aside from athletics, "G.R." has 
a great many other interests among which are politics, 
painting, and dragging the prettiest girl in the yard. 
Being the Supt.'s List student that he is, Gary has his 
sights set on NFO. 

GERALD DOUGLAS BUNCH Annandale, Virginia 

Jer brought his quick wit and energetic personality to 
the Academy fresh from nearby Annandale High School. 
Living close to the Academy and having a deep liking 
for members of the fairer sex, he was rarely found in the 

hall on weekends. Since he took life as it came, always 
picking the best of it, he was seldom without a good 
word. Likewise he took his studies in stride, and after 
plebe year, didn't let them bother him too much. With a 
keen desire to excel, he was a terror on any sports field, 
but most of his talents were given to the rugby and 
Company football teams. He also gave much of his 
musical ability to the Academy. He has been a hard 
working member of the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, 
Chapel Choir, and Musical Club Show. Jer knows what 
he wants out of life and with his ease at making friends, 
he will be a credit to the men of Naval Aviation. 







JOHN ROBERT CHARLES Clemson, South Carolina 

Charlie, pure and full of innocence, graduated from 
high school and hiked up to USNA from Clemson, South 
Carolina. He excelled in baseball and 150 pound football 
plebe year; only a late plebe season knee injury prevented 
him from attaining Ail-American recognition as an up- 
perclassman. As a staunch supporter of rock-and-roll, and 
a smooth ballroom dance, "Bobber" became a member of 
the Hop Committee, and could be found at many a "Spif- 
fy" hop burning up the dance floor, or at a formal hop 
dancing the feet off the hostess. Having a flare for ele- 
gant women and fast cars, he decided to join the high 
flying crowd at Pensacola after graduation so that he 
could indulge in his favorit.e pastimes of flying and beach 
bumming. Never one to worry about academics, he could 
always be found in a crowd either shooting the breeze or 
playing his guitar and singing folk songs. With his smooth 
flowing southern drawl and bubbling enthusiasm, Charlie 
did well at the Academy and will continue to excel at 
anything he attempts. 


Mangilao, Guam, Mariana Islands 

Mike came to the Naval Academy after battling elec- 
trical engineering for a year in the NROTC program at 
Marquette University. A second generation Navy man, 
Mike has a strong affinity towards a career in Navy 
line. Mike gave up a beachcomber's life in the South Seas 
for the hardy life of a midshipman. An exceptional 
naval and modern historian, Mike's chief extracurricular 
interest is the Foreign Relations Club. Sportswise, he 
enjoyed ocean sailing and contributed his share of points 
to the company cross country and heavyweight football 
teams. Mike could often be seen rampaging through the 

halls of Bancroft snapping pictures of hapless classmates 

with his Polaroid camera. 

HARVEY LOGAN ESTY Baltimore, Maryland 

Although originally from Oregon, Skip's home is now 
in nearby Baltimore where he spends as much time as 
possible. Skip's love of sports was clearly evident on 
the athletic field almost every day. After Plebe Lacrosse, 
he kept up the sport his sophomore year to lead the Bat- 
talion team to the Brigade championship. When not on 
the field he could always be found experimenting with 
some sort of electrical gear or working at being a handy- 
man. Skip's many talents did not end here, however. 
Starting his singing debut in the chapel choir, his sing- 
ing ability soon manifested itself in the Academy's rock 
and roll group, the Spiffys, where his happy voice and 
dancing feet delighted many a mid and his drag. And 
few weekends went by without finding him with one of 
his girls. Never a shirker of danger or new thrills Skip 
has earned his share of black N's. He and his roomy, 
better known as the gold dust twins could always be 
found playing some sort of prank or arranging a deal 
of some sort. In his search for a life of thrills and ex- 
citement, Skip intends to go Navy Air after graduation. 
MICHAEL LEROY HOFF Syracuse, Kansas 

The Bear came to the Academy from his folks' farm in 
Syracuse, Kansas after first spending a year at New 
Mexico Military Institute. His quick smile and the quiet 
easy going manner with which he handled everything 
that came his way, quickly made him one of the most 
popular men in the company. He never had it easy 
with the academic department, but he always attacked 
the situation with the quiet determination he was noted 
for and managed to get the job done. It was on the 
athletic field where Mick really excelled. He gave plebe 




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football a try, but a trick shoulder made him switch to 
the batt and company level, where he was a standout. 
Other main interests included impromptu wrestling match- 
es during study hour or just sitting and talking with 
fellow mids about anything and everything, especially 
his days back on the farm. His warm personality and 
the ease with which he makes friends will make him a 
very welcome member of the fleet. 


Waxahachie, Texas 

Joe came to Navy from deep in the heart of Texas 
as the pride of his hometown, Waxahachie. A year at 
New Mexico Military Institute after high school gradua- 
tion in 1961 prepared Joe for Academy life. His major 
interest was football in which he earned his numerals on 
an undefeated plebe team and the coveted "N" star 
on the 1963 National Champion 150 lb. team. His strong 
competitive spirit also made him a valuable asset in 
company sports. When not on the athletic field,. Joe 
could almost always be found either behind a stack of 
books or on his way to the company coffee mess. Be- 
cause of his sly wit and easy going Texas friendliness, 
Joe became one of the best liked members of the Brigade. 
Always ready with a joke or a smile during the hardest 
of times, he did his part to brighten Academy life. Joe's 
hard working character and deep devotion to duty insure 
him a rewarding career in the Naval Service. 


Greenville, South Carolina 

Sid came to the Naval Academy after a year of prep 
school at Bainbridge. Although grades did not come 
easily, he never hesitated to put the books aside long 
enough for an hour or weekend of fun and frolics with 
his many friends. The Fox, whose nickname describes 


him perfectly, has been one of the most talented and yet 
modest men of the Brigade. His well known ability to 
duplicate any sound and mimic anything from a Sting 
Ray to Donald Duck has kept people laughing for hours. 
Possessing outstanding athletic ability, Fox could be seen 
playing football, soccer, basketball, or boxing on any 
given afternoon. In the company he was known as the man 
who always got the word, knew what to do and when 
and how to do it well. A man of the utmost depend- 
ability, none of his many friends ever had to hesitate 
to ask a favor of him. Upon his graduation, the Navy 
will gain, and many unfortunate people will lose . . . 
the best friend they ever had. 










Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Rumor had it that "Duke" hailed from a corner in 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but he was really the son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kokoruda and an outstanding grad- 
uate of Shaler High School in the North Hills section 
of Pittsburgh. "Duke" was known for his spirit and 
hustle on the athletic field as an active participant in all 
sports, but his favorite sport was playing the infield for 
the twenty-ninth company softball team. He was also at 
home in the academic world as an excellent student and 
an outstanding public speaker. Dave's only real problem 
seemed to come from placing too much faith in members 
of the opposite sex, but experience is an excellent teacher. 
Dave will always be remembered by his classmates for 
his cheerfulness and his loyal and sincere friendship. 

MANUEL RAYNOR LOPEZ Hyattsville, Maryland 

One of the most traveled members of the Brigade, 
Manny made good use of his Midshipman's leave time, 
traveling to Canada, Hawaii, Europe and the Philippines. 
But it was more than just itchy feet which caused this 
wanderlust, it was all part of Manny's desire to get to 
know people, all kinds of people, and find that worth- 
while something that is present in everybody. For beneath 
his calm, friendly exterior, Manny was a deeply sensitive 
person who was very much concerned with the different 
qualities and values by which a person's contribution to 
the world is measured. 

One of the most sincere and conscientious people I 
know, Manny never let his sense of humor and feeling of 
consideration for others escape him. As an active par- 
ticipant in the Drum and Bugle Corps and the Lucky 
Bag staff in the past, Manny brought to his extracurricular 
activities the same conscientious, determined effort ex- 
pended on academics. 


Lawrence, Massachusetts 

Roaring in from Lawrence, Massachusetts with an 
unquenchable thirst for knowledge, Jim came to Navy 
as perhaps the only midshipman ever to enter these gates 
without a high school diploma. This proved no obstacle 
for Jim, standing first in the company in academics, 
wearing "stars", and being on the Superintendent's List 
all four years. He also found outlets for his energies on 
the athletic field, where his natural ability combined with 
a hustling drive marked him as a fine competitor. Jim's 
ready smile always made him friends wherever he went. 
In addition, his blond hair proved to be appealing to 
the opposite sex and many week-ends found him pounding 
the stony sidewalks of Annapolis enjoying the pleasures 
of feminine companionship. Jim's career plans lean toward 
nuclear power. Wherever, success will follow him. We 
are sure the Navy will be happy to see him join the ranks 
as a gentleman officer. 






form, Manny will always prove a reliable and pleasant 
companion, both on the job and on the beach. 


Hatfield, Pennsylvania 

A Naval Reserve appointment brought Bill to the banks 
of the Severn after two years as a "Weekend Warrior" 
and collegiate at West Chester State. Although the aca- 
demic departments did not always see eye to eye with 
him, Bill maintained a healthy average and still had 
time to take part in the Newman Club, Ring and Crest 
Committee, while acting as Long and Splinter repre- 

Being a typical Pennsylvanian, football was his forte. 
Fall and winter would find him on the intramural grid- 
irons with a rest in the Spring on the company volleyball 
team. The return of the Brigade each Fall would present 
Bill all tan and smiles with a new list of future dates, 
acquired during his summer cruise and leave as a life- 
guard in his hometown swimming club. His thoughtful- 
ness and his ability for thorough analyzation will assure 
him of a rewarding career. 


Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Once in a great while a fellow comes along who can 
be termed a true son of the South. "Mac," a resident of 
Virignia Beach, is a real example of the best attributes of 
that legendary Southern gentleman. His quiet, efficient 
manner is complemented by a certain continental air de- 
veloped while he was a student in France. At USNA, 
Mac's interests ran to almost all of the various sports 
while weekends seldom came without an opportunity to 
see him with a stunning drag. Academics, too, played 
their share, but in a more subtle way. Few people can 
be credited with Dick's fair manner and personal courage; 
fewer still will take away from the Academy his sense of 
duty toward his fellow officers and the naval profession. 


Levittown, Pennsylvania 

Dan came rambling into the Naval Academy from 
Pennsylvania with an amazing head of hair. He quickly 


adapted to the Navy look and it wasn't long before he 
won the admiration and friendship of all. To find any 
one field here in which Dan did not excel would be im- 
possible; his eagerness and mature approach to all the 
challenges of Academy life made him a top contender in 
all his endeavors. The afternoons would find Dan on the 
varsity soccer, company fieldball and softball teams. The 
Superintendent's List found him no stranger, and, not to 
be outdone on the social scene, he could' be found on 
many a weekend making the most of Annapolis' facil- 
ities. In line with his diversified interests, Dan has not 
yet decided on a career field; one thing is certain and 
that is: wherever he may be, success will be there with 





spect and friendship of all who came in contact with him 
and will assure him a successful career in the years to 



Union City, New Jersey 

Coming to Navy from St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, 
Mike took the rigors of Plebe year in his stride and 
quickly adjusted to life in Bancroft Hall. Being a per- 
manent member of the Superintendent's List and wearing 
stars while here on the Severn did not prevent Mike from 
participating in his three greatest loves — crew, smoking 
cigars, and the pad, in ascending order. When not en- 
gaged in one of the above, he devoted his time and en- 
ergies to the Foreign Relations Club, or coin collecting. 
His quick thinking and friendliness earned him the re- 


Ketcham, Idaho 

Tom entered the Academy upon graduation from 
Hailey High School, where he excelled in academics, 
athletics, and leadership. Tom put each of these talents 
to use at U.S.N. A. His aggressiveness and versatility 
were shown in intramural boxing, softball, football, and 
volleyball. Working toward a major in mechanical en- 
gineering, he attained the Dean's List and commanded 
the respect of all who knew him. His friendly Idaho- 
personality is his outstanding attribute and his initiative 
and perseverance will assure him a successful career. 

THOMAS BURNS NESBIT Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

"The Neser" came to the Academy after a year of Navy 
ROTC at the University of Louisville. A Pennsylvanian 
from Harrisburg, Tom brought with him the desire and 
ability to excel in all of his endeavors. Most of all, Tom 
will be remembered for his work with the "Spiffys," the 
Brigade's favorite popular dance band. Always an author- 
ity on the latest steps, his dancing and singing talent gave 
us many happy memories. Tom's singing talent also found 
its way into the Antiphonal Choir. A fine athlete, he was 
on the Plebe teams in both tennis and squash. His tough 
competitive spirit and his outstanding speed made him 
one of the top players on his company football team. 
Tom's friendly personality coupled with his quick wit 
and sense of humor won our friendship as well as the 
pretty girls we always found with him on weekends. His 
adventurous spirit and desire for excitement will inevit- 
ably find its way into a career in either subs or Naval 




Paul, Idaho 


Bob came to U.S.N.A. from Minidoka County High 
School where he left quite a memorable record. There he 
was both an outstanding student and athlete. He led and 
captained at least three of the major sports at his school. 
He enlarged these assets by keeping a star average and 
by becoming the leader in each sport he played every 
set at the Academy. Unfortunately for the Brigade, his 
varsity football play was hampered by a knee injury. His 
mountain of wit and tremendous sense of humor made 
him an enjoyable companion to all. Although his career 
plans are undecided, his hard work will make him invalu- 
able in any part of the service. 


San Rafael, California 

It is said that a transplant frequently improves the 
product being moved, but in making the coast to coast 
trip from San Rafael, California, his home, to this Atlantic 
shore, John brings along so many fine qualities there's 
hardly room for improvement. Having been born into a 
Navy family on April 8, 1944, "Rocky" has charted a 
life full of genuine concern for his associates, a dedication 
to the vigorous, ordered life, and the awareness coupled 
with wry wit that make him both an example and a joy 
to those who know him best. A hard worker and fine 
athlete, he demands of himself more than he can ask of 
others, and eyes critically his own life at every turn. 
He has a deep faith and a quiet strength, the bedrock 
of his personality, the prime implements of his interesting, 
and forceful mode of action. If to judge a person by his 
sincerity is an accurate measure of a man, then it would 
be easy to evaluate "Rocky", and to laud him, for he 
is a treasured acquaintance, a classmate admired, and an 
imperturbable friend. 








Pampa, Texas 

Ernie graduated from Pampa High School in the Texas 
Panhandle and then attended West Texas State University 
for one year. Finding the dull civilian life not to his 
liking he embarked upon a very promising Naval career. 
Ern's easy manner and slow grin baffled many of his 
friends at USNA, and his sharp wit brought smiles to 
many faces when the going was difficult at our home on 
the Severn. As the forward wall of the Battalion football 
team and a defensive man on the fieldball team he 
showed the spunk and desire that are necessary in a good 
Naval officer. Sunday morning would find Ernie singing 
in the bass section of the Chapel Choir but that was one 
of his few breaks away from the books. The endless 
hours preparing for recitations and those big quizzes 
plus the lack of sleep show that he had no easy time 
with the Academic Department, but he always succeeded 

The Long Blue Line . 


in making the grades. The desire, ability, and willingness 
to learn that have made him a good midshipman, will 
make him an equally fine Naval officer. 


Washington, D.C. 

Andy came to the Academy straight from everywhere. 
He is a good athlete and he proved this by earning his 
"N" sweater on the 150 lb. football team. A fierce com- 
petitor, Andy never let his intense desire to win stand in 
the way of good sportsmanship. He worked hard and 
devoted a good deal of time and effort to academics. His 
efforts were rewarded with a continually improved class 
standing. His keen mind and vivid imagination made him 
a popular member of the company. His maturity and 
determination will prove to be valuable to him and his 
future plans, the Marine Corps. 

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Clay graduated from Troy High School in New York 
but moved to Norfolk shortly before coming to USNA. 
Coming from a long line of Navy men, Clay's father was 
lost at sea during World War II. His stepfather, a Navy 
graduate from the Class of '37 continued to add to his 
naval background. A tough competitor at sports, Clay 
played plebe and company 150 pound football, plebe and 
company baseball, and company volleyball. Clay was 
truly a connoisseur of life's pleasures. His record collec- 
tion and knowledge of liqueurs were the envy of all. Most 
of all, though, we'll remember Clay for his happy smile 
an jovial personality. The life of every party he was 
seldom found without a pretty girl on the weekends. A 
conscientious and competent midshipman, Clay will be 
an asset to the Navy wherever his career may lead him. 


About the only real fault we ever noticed in "Stewie" 
over the years was an overwhelming compulsion to take 
a little more leave during the summer than Our Leaders 
thought was sufficient for one of Uncle Sam's Fighting 
Middies, but this urge was finally brought under control 
with a little friendly persuasion. 

Joe's easy-going personality and habit of always look- 
ing for the good in a person made him one of the best- 
liked and most respected members of the company, 
despite occasional involuntary winces we could not sup- 
press on hearing some of his cornier contributions to 

A fine talent for music guided Joe to an active par- 
ticipation in the Drum and Bugle Corps, doing his part 
for school spirit with half-time shows and music-to-march- 

Wherever he goes, in or out of the Navy, Joe will be a 
dependable and ambitious leader who gets things done, as 
well as an understanding and loyal companion. 





Back Row: C. W. Brewer, W. A. Evans, W. L. Con- 
nell, H. C. Giffin, III, W. D. West. Third Row: 
M. A. Libbey, III, P. R. Eisenhauer, G. M. Voorheis, 
W. A. Wise, III. Second Row: L. R. Bonnville, R. L. 

Ramsay, III, C. E. Brown, J. P. Conway, H. D. Nay lor. 
Front Row: W. H. Newton, W. B. Kalish, L R. Elliott, 
J. A. Hansen. 


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Back Row: T. D. Pestorius, W. M. Sullivan, S. E. 
Wright, Jr., W. J. Cannon, M. J. Cummings, A. R. 
Medley, R. W. Thompson, T. H. Petersen. Third Row: 
G. J. Hirsch, R. P. Wamala, C. B. Henke, J. C. O. 

Crawford, K. A. Raglin, T. D. Hardin, D. S. Pattee, 

Second Row: T. M. Frank, E. K. Voci, A. Lai, K. E. 

Pyrz, E. F. Fischer. Front Row: L. C. Home, I. G. 
Larsh, M. W. O'Neil, J. M. Hogan. 



Back Row: G. G. Maxwell, J. B. Chopek, P. A. 
Swanson, C. P. Rush, D. G. Vetter, D. M. Minter, C. 
D. Cohen, R. H. Stoll, R. E. Riera, Jr. Third Row: 
J. L. Riggs, G. R. Polansky, D. P. Battles, G. O. 
Lattig, A. F. Uhlemeyer, C. E. Allen, G. H. Stevens, 

Jr., J. D. Harris, Jr. Second Row: E. B. Finison, 7. 
R. Gillespie, II, J. S. Branum, R. S. Drake, J. F. 
Timko, C. T. Biddle, Jr., M. D. Conrad. Front Row. 
J. W. Smith, II, J. D. Snakenberg, W. J. Braunstein, 
P. O. Conti, G. F. Venchel. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Wilson 

fall set stripers 

J. K. Taussig, III— Cdr.; F. S. Bryant— Sub.; D. H. Graves, III. 

J. K. Taussig, 111— Cdr.; W. B. Clayton, Ill-Sub.; P. H. Graves, lll-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

D. K. LeRoy-Co. Cdr.; P. H. Graves, Ill-Co. Sub.; K. B. Mills— C.P.O. 







"Aubs" came to the Academy after spending most of 
his years surfing on the beaches of Hawaii. A tough 
competitor, he was an outstanding boxer at the Academy. 
Win or lose, he always left the ring with his faithful, 
swollen nose and his ever present grin. He could usually 
be seen on weekends heading for the closest party with 
a beautiful girl in close pursuit. He gained fame for his 
phenomenal variety of unusual blind dates. Coming from 
a long line of fine Navy tradition, Aubs will make an 
outstanding officer in any field he chooses to explore. 


Marion, South Carolina 

After attending the University of South Carolina for 
a year, Frank, a native of Marion, South Carolina, ar- 
rived at the Academy. In keeping with his Southern 
background, Frank, known to his classmates as "Stick", 
enjoyed a gentleman's plebe year. Just about everything 
came easy to him, from academics to athletics to sleep. 
A regular entry on the Supt.'s List, he pursued a difficult 
engineering major coupled with math overloads to keep 
him from dragging every weekend. On the sports field as 
in academics, his natural ability was ever present. The 
30th Company was proud of its fine cross country star 
as he led the company team to near championships. Plan- 
ning for a career in Naval Aviation, Frank is a sure bet 
for success as a pilot and officer. 

JIM F. BURGER . Rockville, Maryland 

Jim came to the Academy from Rockville, Maryland. 

Not having any difficulties with his studies, he was a 
permanent member of the Superintendent's List. "Sky- 
hook" could pull the highest skinny grades on a "P-work" 
or final with the least amount of effort. A tough com- 
petitor on the athletic field he was the stalwart of defense 
on Navy's national championship soccer team. Varsity 
golf, nursing double sprains and "fun with Zelda" ranked 
high among his leisurely pursuits. After graduation Jim 
plans to rise to the challenge of nuclear power and pursue 
a career in the underwater Navy. 










When Ron came to the Naval Academy from civilian 
life, it became readily apparent that neither would remain 
unchanged. A Navy junior, now from Hawaii, he got 
through Plebe year with few problems other than the 

mean old upperclassmen. Academics have never been a 
problem and Ron has worn stars along with the best. 
Many have been the hours he has helped his classmates 
get through their exams. His athletic interests seem to 
be water-oriented. At home, he was an avid surfer and 
SCUBA diver, while at USNA, he was active on inter- 
mural swimming teams as well as heavyweight crew 
coxswain. His drive and determination as well as his 
academic prowess were very well known to his class- 
mates. His extracurricular activities included the French 
Club, SCUBA Club, Officers' Christian Union, and the 
Naval Academy Christian Association. Having acquired 
a never-ending source of professional knowledge, Ron 
will find his niche in Naval Aviation, where he can be 
nothing but successful. 


San Leandro, California 

It can truly be said that Bill knew the meaning of the 
expression "to work hard and to play hard." Hailing 
from San Leandro, California, he was a lover of the great 
outdoors, which he most enjoyed viewing from behind 
the wheel of a sports car. His friendly smile and "Hi, 
Cowboy" were as familiar as the hurried pace that car- 
ried him to his many activities. Bill found the academics 
an enjoyable challenge, and he tackled a heavy academic 
load with vigour. He was also known for his determined 
effort in company sports, an effort that was well rewarded 
by a berth on a Brigade championship lightweight foot- 
ball team. The nuclear submarine fleet will find this hard- 
working man a valuable asset. 





JACOB COHEN, JR. Tifton, Georgia 

After two years at Georgia Military Academy, Jake 
adjusted very easily to Navy life, finding it very agree- 
able. Except for the stormy seas of plebe and youngster 
year Russian, academics were no problem, and weekends 
could find him charming any of his many female fol- 
lowers. A keen competitor, Jake made his presence felt 
on the company volleyball and heavyweight football teams 
as well as on the battalion rugby team. Jake also found 
time in his busy schedule for extracurricular activity as 
a member of the Trident magazine staff. His dedication to 
duty and his oft exhibited perseverance will surely speed 
some ship of the fleet toward the coveted Navy "E" 
in the not too distant future. 

RAYMOND C. DALEY West Hartford, Connecticut 
A product of West Hartford, Connecticut, Ray brought 
with him many sterling qualities which will make him a 
leader wherever he goes. He entered the Naval Academy 
after studying chemistry for a year at Providence College. 
An avid collector of stamps, Ray was also a member of 
the Academy SCUBA club. Athletically, he proved to be 
an invaluable member of the company cross-country and 
lightweight football teams. Not one to take his academics 
lightly, Ray spent many hours hitting the books. Sleep 
cannot be neglected, of course, and Ray took great pains 
to neglect his as little as possible. After spending part of 
second class summer at Fort Benning, Georgia, he re- 
ceived his jump wings. A marine at heart, Ray hopes to 
become a marine aviator. He will surely be a credit to 
the corps. 

CURTIS RAY DOVE, JR. Bladensburg, Maryland 

A native of Maryland, Curt attended nearby Bladens- 
burg High School before enlisting in the Navy Reserve. 
A year later found him here at USNA where he took 
plebe year and the "system" in stride with the same calm 
confidence that so well describes him. A spirited com- 
petitor in sports, he specialized in company soccer and 
heavyweight football. On the week-ends he could always 
be seen with one of his many outstanding drags. Through- 
out his four years Curt had no problem at all with aca- 
demics. An active interest in the Navy gave Curt an ex- 
cellent professional knowledge, an important phase of his 
goal at the Academy, preparation for a naval career. 
With his amiable personality and positive attitude Curt 
has marked himself for sure success as a Naval Officer. 


Scarsdale, New York 

Joe entered the Naval Academy straight from high 
school in Scarsdale, New York with a spirit willing to 
endure anything Navy had to offer. Joe took everything 
in stride and emerged Jrom plebe year a different person, 
for in the coming year he rose to the top of the class in 
aptitude and academics. Joe's desire to excel profession- 
ally was proved by his four years of participation in the 
YP squadron which brought him the command of the 5th 
Battalion boat. He intends to apply his professional knowl- 
edge to tjie submarine service upon being graduated, hav- 
ing been chosen for the nuclear power program. Joe will 
excel in anything that he attempts due to his keen mind 
and desire to succeed. 








Robinson, Illinois 

As the nun takes marriage vows with the church, so 
Jerry will wed the Marine Corps, upon graduation. As an 
Army Brat, Perry learned early that he had to look for 
better and bigger things and so he headed for USNA. 
Here, he developed his infatuation for the world of 
green. He joined the Ocean Sailing Squadron in order 
to practice shooting from the rigging. He later became the 
Marine Corps editor of Reef Points, and in the Foreign 
Relations Club, he will always be remembered for his 
Viet Nam presentation. Second class summer, he dis- 
tinguished himself at Ft. Benning by earning only half of 
his jump wings. Academics have always held a special 
place in Perry's heart. At one time, with a 2.80 QPR, 
he was heard to swear that his grades just had to come 
down, because going into finals sat, took all of the chal- 
lenge out of his life. Supposedly, his most prized pos- 
session is his collection of all of Chesty Puller's used 

insect repellent bottles from the Haitian Campaign, which 
he wears around his neck as a religious talisman. His 
desire coupled with innate intelligence will carry him on 
as an outstanding Marine Corps officer. 


Bay St. Louis, Mississippi 

Corning from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, Bob brought 
with him the Southern drawl and good-natured tempera- 
ment for which Southerners are traditionally well known. 
The Midshipman Sailing Squadron found him a valuable 
asset, and his efforts in the sailing realm were duly 
rewarded with a command qualification. His quick racket 
in the squash courts surprised many a challenger who 
found that it's only slow speech that is traditional in the 
South. Except for a running battle with the Math Depart- 
ment, Bob found the academics a surmountable challenge, 
and he took them in easy stride. He was also well read, 
and his sorties into literature added to many other inter- 
ests, made him a knowledgeable person. The fleet will 
find Bob both likable and capable. 

MARTIN JOSEPH HEALY Long Island, New York 

Hailing from Long Island with two years of experience 
at college and in the Marine Corps Reserves, Marty 
brought with him his knowledge of wines, women, and 
finances. Marty, more mature than the average plebe, 
found the "trifles of plebe year", a dangerous threat to 
his academics. For the rest of his stay at the academy he 
never lost the habit of doing without sleep, and as a re- 
sult, was soon to be seen wearing his stars. In sports, 
Marty, shot-put record holder at State University of New 
York, was limited to "a lover of the great indoors" by 
a shoulder injury. He played on several champion Brigade 
handball teams. His mature wit and humor cannot go 
unrecognized, for whenever there was a comment to be 
made one would only have to look for that friendly 
smile on Marty's face. His thorough knowledge of the 
better beverages, his reliable predictions of long shots at 
the local race tracks, and his friendly personality made 





him well-liked by his classmates. Marty will be a great 
asset to our Navy, both at the Officers' Clubs and in 
the air. 

DENNIS KEITH LeROY Portland, Oregon 

From far away Portland, Oregon, Denny turned his 
sights toward a Naval career immediately after his grad- 
uation from high school in 1962. Throughout his four 
years Denny was very active in the Officers' Christian 
Union and the Naval Academy Christian Association. He 
also took part in and led more informal Bible study and 
prayer groups. With his warm personality and optimistic 
attitude he was always an encouragement and inspiration 
to both his classmates and those of the other classes. A 
tough competitor in any sport, Denny was particularly 
successful at handball and played an important part in 
many winning Company softball and football teams. A 
loyal son of his state, Denny insists that Oregon is the 
greatest for sports, scenery and girls; he is just as de- 
voted to the Navy, however, and he will be around for 
at least twenty years to serve well in whatever branch 
of the service he chooses to enter after graduation. 

JEROME THOMAS MAHER JR. Baltimore, Maryland 

From Baltimore, less than an hour's drive away, Jerry 
long desired to endow the Academy with his gifts of cross 
country stamina, lightweight football enthusiasm, and 
school championship softball talent. No wonder the com- 
pany's intramural teams in these sports eagerly anticipated 
the annual return of "the Baltimore Flash" from the 
swimming sub-squad. A product of the Naval Academy 
Prep School and of Polytechnic Institute, Jerry quickly 
got down to the business of overloading in anticipation 
of acceptance for Nuclear Power School. He kept the 
night lights burning during the week, lest he should fail 
to worship the weekend in a befitting manner, "avec 
femme." Jerry's friendly humor made him popular with 
everyone in the company, and they will long remember 
the sharp wit of the short man bringing up the rear of 
the parade formation. 


KENNETH MILLS North Hollywood, California 

Ken, a proud and loyal son of No^th Hollywood, Cali- 
fornia, came to the Naval Academy with an avid interest 
in anything out-of-doors, especially travelling and camp- 
ing. This interest caused him to succumb to the lure of 
Hawaii and the wilds of the Rockies, where he found 
great pleasure in many extended camping trips. 

Academically, Ken was always found on the Supt.'s 
List, often sporting a pair of academic stars. His knowl- 
edge is well spent not only in personal advancement, but in 
his willing aid to others. In further academic pursuit, Ken 
can be relied upon as a well informed student of foreign 
relations and world history. 

Company sports, basketball, volleyball and softball, 
have enjoyed his active and skillful participation, both 
as an eager player and as a supporting manager. 






MICHAEL BLAKE PARKS Alexandria, Virginia 

Coming well equipped from the sunny isle of Coronado 
with a layer of protective baby fat, Mike unwittingly 
entered plebe year. By the time winter rolled around, 
Mike could be found huddled by the nearest radiator 
after an enforced loss of all protection against the hated 
Annapolis winter. His running battle with the Academic 
Departments became a famous event. Mike, rather than 

"Faster than the speed of light, mightier than a locomotive ..." 

sleep in class, spent his free time exploring the world of 
Nod. His cherubic smile and sleep satiated face were seen 
for four years cheerfully going to combat with Science 
on his way down the walks of Stribling. As a member of 
Brigade winning handball teams, Mike was not at all 
slack in the field of athletics. Many were the unknowl- 
edgeable plebes that were surprised by his acumen in the 
area of Naval Aviation. His writing of Aviation History in 
Reef points brought out the salient points of our Air 
Arm. Wherever Mike's interests and abilities take him, 
we're certain that he'll be a boon companion, a welcome 
member of any crew. 


Baldwinsville, New York 

Ken, from Baldwinsville, New York, near Syracuse, 
was quite an avid outdoor fan. Besides interest in long 
camping trips through the up-state New York wilderness, 
Ken had a tremendous knowledge concerning automobiles 
and spent a great deal of free time at home working with 

At the Naval Academy his interests were many and 
varied. His academic prowess grew until he became a 
prime candidate for the Superintendent's List. In sports 
Ken played intramural soccer and field ball and liked 
to sail. Participation in each activity was enthusiastic 
and undertaken with a good deal of skill. 

Furthermore, Ken took on a number of extracurricular 
activities at the Academy. Some of his main interests in 
this area were his work on the Log staff as advertising 
manager and in his work on the class newspaper. Much 
of his own time was also spent teaching a Sunday school 
class at St. Anne's Church in Annapolis. 

Perhaps Ken's best characteristic, however, was his 
ready willingness to help anyone at anytime with any 
type of problem, academic or otherwise. 




Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Pennsylvania is a good state, and Philadelphia has- 
many charms. To one unacquainted with the place, the 
good feeling is due in total to its having produced a man 
like Ken. With seventeen years in this Navy town to his 
credit, not to mention sundry .academic honors from his 
high school, Ken came to the Academy and settled down 

to the business of becoming a Naval officer. And in this 
undertaking, Robbie, as he is more commonly referred 
to, has demonstrated outstanding capability. Studying 
comes as naturally to Ken as does sleeping, and he cer- 
tainly doesn't need any extra instruction in that! His 
hobbies include reading, swimming, and collecting stamps 
and coins; Ken's extracurricular activities have included 
both the German and the Newman Clubs. Upon returning 
from morning classes, Ken's familiar cry was always, 
"What! No mail! Hey, where did you hide all my 

Ken hopes for a career with the Fleet Nuclear Sub- 
marine Forces. Best of luck, shipmate, may our paths 
cross often and may your cruise continue as successfully 
as its embarcation. 


Boston, Massachusetts 

Brooks Bros.? no! Jake Reed? Si! Ned has earned 
the reputation, here, as one of the best dressed men on 
campus. Brought up in Boston with the Kennedys, Ned 
sneaked up on the Academy via a year's bivouac at 
Severn. He quickly established himself as a connoisseur 
of women, especially Taussig's, and at one time was 
allegedly married to a Playboy Bunny. One of his extra- 
curricular activities was his leadership of the "Five Year 
Men", an organization of big time operators. Afternoons, 
he could be found in his capacity as a professional man- 
ager of the gym and crew teams, or working out on the 
blue trampoline. He became very close to the Academic 
Board during his time here and never failed to match wits 
with them. His keen wit and sharp sense of humor brought 
many smiles to the faces of his classmates. The Marine 
Corps may get Ned, but will lose a good man if he 
chooses Navy line. 







Buster came to the Academy directly from Austin, Texas 
but making the adjustment to military life proved to be 
no problem for him. His personality is characterized by a 
warm, friendly, easy going manner and his sense of humor 
has enabled him to see the lighter side of frustrating situ- 
ations. He brought to the Academy a wealth of ability both 
mental and physical. Almost any night one could find him 
helping a struggling classmate with his academics. He 
shared his musical talents with everyone as a senior 
member of the Drum and Bugle Corps. He enjoyed 
athletics, and the 30th Company heavyweight football 
team boasted of its fine, hard hitting, right end. With 
his enthusiasm and zest for life and adventure, Buster 
will prove to be a valuable asset to the fleet. 

SCOTT J. SHIELDS Coronado, California 

Scott, coming to the Academy from sunny California 
with a surfing background, always rose above the every- 
day problems of the Academy, remaining calm and undis- 
turbed in every crisis. His extensive background in ath- 
letics in high school and at New Mexico Military Insti- 
tute encouraged him to star in football, basketball, and 
baseball; the 'Surfer' also played on the plebe football 
team and was the shortstop on the varsity baseball team. 
He was known as one of the most skilled glove men in 
college ranks. On the extracurricular side, the 'Surfer' 
could usually be seen on weekends dragging the prettiest 
girl in the Yard. Throughout his four years at the 
Academy, Scott had his sights set on a career in aviation 
and should become an outstanding aviator. 



Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York 

Bob's honeymoon was over when he left the sunny 
shores of Severn School to enter USNA. Although the 
adjustment to Academy life was tedious, Bob pulled 
through like most of us, on sweat and "No-Doz". Regard- 
ing academics as a necessary evil, Bob attempted studies 
in his horizontal office, and so became a member of the 
five year club. 

Youngster year, he instituted a program of max 
dragging and minimum weekend study . . . and it wasn't 
until the end of third class year that he discovered they 
really do serve chow in the messhall on weekends. 

On the lighter side of life at NAVY, Bob was active 
in the Academy Glee Club and Chapel Choir; he con- 
tinued his penchant for photography and vintage sports 
cars, as well. He also played intramural squash, tennis, 
and football. 

We are sure his ability to take life's knocks and come 
up with a smile will continue to win friends throughout 
his Naval career. 


Annapolis, Maryland 

Throwing snowballs at Mids marching to class and 
giving the Jimmy Legs a hard time (not to mention col- 
lecting the goodies at the base of Tecumseh during ex- 
ams) made coming to Navy U. a difficult switch for Joe, 
but being an Annapolitan also had its advantages — ask 
any of his roommates. Joe comes from a clan well 
endowed with famous Naval officers, and, even though 
he wasn't always "ready now", Joe took plebe year and 
academics by the horns — soon adding stars to the ribbons, 
wings and stripes on his famous 'Audie Murphy' blouse. 
Joe wasn't one to let grass grow under his feet and by 
June 1966 he had to his credit 60 hours of electives, a 
go at varsity lacrosse, plebe wrestling, jump school (where 
Joe fell in love with his jump boots and soon saw visions 

of green), escape and evasion school, Naval Academy 
Foreign Relations Club, NAFAC, the plebe detail and 
approximately 208 chances to put to good use his well 
developed Mid charms. It's easy to see that Joe will have 
a hard time keeping busy in the Navy — it's been recom- 
mended that he be given a commission in the Marine 
Corps as well. 




Back Row: J. J. O'Brien, W. R. Brandt, A. 
K. Sloan, J. K. Marshall, II, E. S. Laskow- 
ski, P. R. Antoniak, B. L. Clark. Second 
Row: J. T. Claxton, J. F. Stephens, A. R. 
Overson, C. W. Broussard, T. L. Wilker- 
son, R. L. Earl. Third Row: J. A. Kieffer, 

Jr., J. T. Wright, M. J. Williams, D. F. 
Rutledge, R. H. Kunkel, Jr., R. L. Gramer, 
R. C. Branum. Front Row: A. D. Burkhart, 
R. A. Artmann, Jr., J. B. Selden,C. K. 
Bortell, Jr. 



true nobility is exempt from fear. 

william Shakespeare 




Back Row: AA. D. Liging, AA. S. Brown, II, H. J. 
Rittenour, R. M. Scott, H. O. Dantzler, Jr., K. T. 
Tillotson, L. R. Barber, AA. T. Boyce, T. W. Thomson. 
Third Row: R. L. Coleman, R. W. Eberth, J. R. 
Brooke, H. A. Costlow, A. AA. Landry, J. L. Kosich, 

J. P. Sciabarra, A. G. Linberger. Second Row: K. T. 
AAoore, H. J. Fisher, Jr., R. B. Hepler, F. D. Riley, 
S. AA. Owen, R. B. Knobe. First Row: J. D. Hanra- 
han, III, R. A. Yates, R. A. Rinaldi, T. P. Franczyk. 


Back Row: R. AA. Dempsey, R. D. Clarke, W. D. 
Hurley, J. F. Mitchell, J. C. Bathgate, R. G. Warren, 
R. AA. Gray, S. G. Wiggett, S. A. Hudock. Th/'rcf Row: 
F. W. Rothert, K. W. Koch, R. J. Logan, R. D. Gano, 
W. Y. Frentzel, II, R. C. Christ, AA. F. Boyer, F. C. 
Dimarco, Jr., R. E. Osness. Second Row: P. J. War- 

ner, T. E. Halwachs, L. AA. Schadegg, J. D. Kol- 
man, S. S. Shurilas J. T. Hine, W. H. Wishard, E. 
H. AAcAAahon, Jr. Front Row: D. C. Kosloff, D. F. 
AAontoya, E. J. Waitt, Jr., S. A. Karlan, P. F. Ross, 
J. J. Scully, E. AA. Leonard. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Dighton 

fall set stripers 

L. E. Fish— Cdr.; J. W. Consolvo, Jr.— Sub.; D. E. May— C.P.O. 

A. W. Staecker— Cdr.; J. A. Orcutt-Sub.; D. E. May— C. P.O. 

winter set stripers 

J. A. Orcutt— Co. Cdr.; G. R. McDonnell-Co. Sub.; C. T. Brown— 






Bronx, New York 

One does not need a dialectic expert to determine 
where George spent his youth before coming to USNA. 
Barnard High School in New York City's Bronx proudly 
claims George as a graduate. Having obtained a solid 
scientific foundation at Barnard, George entered vig- 
orously into the Academy academic life eager to prove 
the invalidity of his nickname, "Blockhead". Stars natural- 
ly followed such efforts. Academic life did not capture 
all of his drive and spirit. "Blockhead's" competitive 
spirit, coupled with an intense hatred of P-rades, drove 
him to excel in Varsity sailing in the fall and spring, and 
fencing in the winter. Having majored in Naval Archi- 
tecture, George hopes to enter engineering administration 
in CEC, where he will undoubtedly prove his invaluable 
worth to the Navy. 


Before coming to the Academy, Costa, a native of 
Peoria, Illinois, left Woodruff High School and attended 
one semester at Bradley University. While at "Navy 
Tech" Costa excelled in many intramural sports. He was 
on two Regimental Championship teams, fieldball and 
basketball, and one Brigade Championship team, Batt. 
badminton. In his second class year, he spent a spell 
with Navy's Junior Varsity basketball team, but he still 
never missed a chance to discuss his favorite sport, Brad- 
ley's basketball. As in sports, Costa was also active in 
the Brigade through his work in the BAC and a short 
period with the Log. The "Greek" is a strong believer in 
the "Machiavellian" education he has received at Navy. 
In fact, he liked USNA so much that he decided to spend 
an extra year here. Costa is sure that the extra year was 
well worth it. Undoubtedly he will carry his driving spirit 
and perseverance with him throughout his career. 


Pat came to the Naval Academy from Cicero Morton 
High School just outside Chicago. As a standout in 
football in high school, Pat came to Navy to play ball. 
However, after arriving he turned his interest to wrestling, 
and was a successful member of the plebe and Battalion 
teams. Studies came relatively easily and the "Rat" had 
plenty of time left for sports, fun and the pad. His 
terrific sense of humor and general likeableness made 
him a favorite of his classmates. Pat hopes to go Naval 
Aviation, but his quick mind, willing spirit, and easygoing 
manner will certainly reward him with success in any 
branch of the Navy. 








Richmond, Virginia 

Jack came to the Academy after a year in Prep school 
in Washington. Being an Army brat, -he quickly swung 
into the military life which he encountered, and made the 
most of it. Afternoons could always find him playing 
football or softball, usually as a starter for the company's 
teams. An avid competitor on and off the athletic field, 
Jack had no trouble getting right into the academic 
mill. Never one to show off, however, he played his cards 
carefully and kept his grades just where he needed them. 
A member of the Plebe Detail as a second classman, "Iron 
Jack" became all too well-known to the members of the 
new fourth class. A native Virginian, Jack enjoyed the 
advantages of living close to home, and did his best to 
keep the fairer sex in close contact. Careerwise, finding 
the briny seas not to his liking, Jack looks forward to 
a future in green. 

JAMES HENRY COWARDIN Neivport News, Virginia 

"Athletic Jimmy" is one of those rare natural athletes. 
Equally at home on a tennis court, football field, or wres- 
tling mat, Jim was a hard working member of the Varsity 
Tennis team and was always ready to lend a helpful 
hand on various Company teams. Although he was willing 
to work hard at the Academy, when there was a party 
Jim was one of the first ones there, and could always 
be found in the thick of things. Jim grew up around sub- 
marines in Newport News, Virginia, and for years has 
had a desire to join the Silent Service which no amount 
of sales talks on other programs could dispel. His help- 
ful attitude has won him many friends here and will con- 
tinue to do so long after graduation. 


Eastchester, New York 

"The Golden Guinea," after spending two years at 
Iowa College in New York, came to USNA with a spirit 
that would not be dimmed by upperclassmen younger 
than himself as a plebe and by the rigors of his own 
studies as an upperclassman. Although well-known for his 
close calls after every leave or weekend and before every 
formation, yet somehow always on time, he has been a 
model for anyone to follow in his choice of virtues to 
achieve and his sense of values. His skill as a guitarist 
made many pleasant moments for close friends and the 
NA-10. Growing up near the Big City taught him to be a 
success as a plebe summer boxer and an inspiration to 
his teammates in Company and Battalion contact sports. 
After playing and coaching high school football, it was 
a disappointment not to make Navy's 150 pound team 
because of injuries — Lou was never one to quit. Lou 
will definitely be an asset to the Navy in whatever field 
he decides to concentrate his endowments. 


East White Plains, New York 

Larry reported to the Naval Academy the day after 
his graduation from White Plains High School in New 
York. When plebe summer finally ended, "Fish-Head" 
got down to the business of the studies he took seriously. 
However, not one to waste time when the books would 
not meet him halfway, Larry found the pad a welcome 
alternative. He was no stranger to the Superintendent's 
List and at the end of youngster year he received the 
"Office of Naval Intelligence" Harry E. Ward Medal 
for excellence in German. Putting this knowledge to good 
use he pursued a major in German. After school Larry 






was active in Company softball, where he was known as 
"the Slugger," and Company soccer, a carryover from his 
high school days. He lent his talents as a trumpeter to 
the concert band. Larry was well known for his ready 
wit and outspokenness. Inventing nicknames for any- 
one was his specialty. One of his most rewarding ex- 
periences was being a member of the second class plebe 
summer detail, where he practiced the principles of good 
leadership that will make him a truly outstanding Naval 

DAVID ATWOOD FITCH Falls Church, Virginia 

As the son of a Naval officer, Dave called many places 
his home, the most recent of which was Falls Church, 
Virginia. With this background, it was small wonder 
that Dave, in addition to being one of the more easy- 
going and likeable members of the Brigade, was extremely 
knowledgeable about the Naval Service and the people 
that compose it. He was an avid sportsman, and eagerly 
accepted the challenge of competition, whether excelling as 
a member of his Company cross-country team or being 
on the receiving end of an infrequent punch in Brigade 
boxing. Although academics were never a problem for 
Dave, he had a special talent with things mechanical; few 
knew their way around under a car hood any better. 
This fact, coupled with a liking for speed, will probably 
make Dave a natural for his present goal of a career 
in Naval Aviation. 

EDWARD IVEY FUTCH Lake Placid, Florida 

"Wingnut," as he is known by his classmates, is always 
a cheerful soul and is the embodiment of that virtue 
with his friendly smile. A true southern gentleman, and 
one of Florida's finest, Ed attended Columbian Prep 


for one year before coming to the banks of the Severn, 
His keen interests in music, sailing, hunting, and fishing 
are well displayed by his active participation in the Drum 
and Bugle Corps, the Dinghy Sailing Team, and the Gun 
Club. Also a keen competitor in Company sports, he 
proved to be an outstanding member of his company's 
fieldball, cross-country, and softball teams. An untiring 
worker, especially in academic endeavor, Ed has often 
served as an inspiration to many of his classmates. This 
fine trait, coupled with his easy-going personality and out- 
standing sense of humor, will prove to be invaluable assets 
in his promising career as a Naval officer. 







Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 

What Einstein and Don Quixote didn't give the world, 
Dave will. From . . . "Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, sir" . . . 
it is yet a debatable topic whether "Herbie" came to Navy 
or vice versa. Being a member of the "4.0 club", quite 
often one could find a bewildered classmate seeking Dave 
for an answer to why E=MC 2 , only to find him with a 
suspicious cord leading from his portable radio to his ear 
while reading the latest best seller. After spending a year 
at the University of Wisconsin, Dave made many a good 

friend at USNA as a result of his dry wit and quick 
smile. When not engaged in designing his 30% more 
efficient internal combustion engine, Dave could be found 
in the weight room, or, in the springtime, on the seawall 
"taking in a few rays". Dave's future sights are set on 
Nuclear Power School and the silent service. 



Tallahassee, Florida 

A "swamp rat" from sunny Tallahassee, Florida, Dave 
was a lover of the great outdoors, .including among his 
interests hunting, fishing, and fresh-air sports. However, 
when he came to USNA, he found Maryland's climate 
much to his disliking. As a result he spent as much of the 
winter set as possible safe within the maternal confines of 
Mother Bancroft. Having mastered the Academy's weather, 
Dave continued to cope successfully with the Academic De- 
partments. A Mathematics major, he compiled outstanding 
grades in virtually every subject, wearing stars during his 
last two years at the Academy. He seemed to some a 
bottomless well of knowledge, and was frequently found 
lending academic assistance to a host of classmates less 
abundantly endowed than he. Dave took the same hard- 
working attitude toward all areas of endeavor, both pro- 
fessional and academic, and in doing so won the profound 
respect of all who knew him. "Snake*, as he was often 
affectionately termed, was notably successful in his amo- 




rous forays beyond the grey walls. Possessing the desire 
and ability to excel in whatever his future holds for him, 
Dave will almost certainly be a standout in his career, 
be it the surface fleet, submarines, or Naval Aviation. 


Medford, Oregon 

From Medford, Oregon, and proud of it, Higs has 
made many friends since first arriving at USNA. Ener- 
getic and responsible, "Tweety" is well known for his 
ability to perform the most difficult assignments and to 
do them well. He has been active as a class representative, 
a member of the German Club, and an outstanding per- 
former in intramural cross-country, football, and tennis. 
With an unbelievable power of concentration Higs has 
had no trouble with any of the Academic Departments and 
has always stood at the top of his class. It seems that 
Nuclear Power School will be in line for him after gradu- 
ation, followed by postgraduate work and a Ph.D. Any- 
one who applies himself, as does Higs, is bound to have 
a promising future ahead of him. 

RICHARD RAWLINGS HOBBS Indianapolis, Indiana 

Hailing from Indianapolis, Dick, better known to his 
classmates as "Railroad", gave up his scholarship to Notre 
Dame to enter the Academy and make a Navy life his 
career. Having graduated tenth in his high school class, 

Dick was determined to keep his high scholastic standing 
at Navy. Because of his perseverance and hard work he 
was an occasional member of the Superintendent's List. 
Carrying over his high school love for football, Dick 
became a mainstay on the Company heavyweight team. He 
will be remembered by all who confronted him on the 
gridiron. Dick, quiet in manner but conscientious in his 
work, will be an outstanding credit to the Service in the 
"black shoe" Navy. 

R. CODY HULL Princetown, Indiana 

Straight from God's country, Cody left Princetown, 
Indiana, to join the ranks of the boys in blue. Beginning 
plebe year on the football field, Cody became the hard- 
hitting fullback of the plebe lightweights. With that first 
stripe came a library and record collection that seemed 
endless and you could often find him curled up with a 
good book. Well known throughout the class, Cody often 
took it upon himself to arrange post-game football affairs 
and many of us are indebted to him for many happy 

Afternoons found Cody on a football or baseball field 
and his desire to win and determination proved a valu- 
able asset to each of his teams. An avid sports car and 
hunting enthusiast, Cody has proved himself a capable 
and mature leader and graduation will find him looking 
toward Naval Aviation and what is sure to be an out- 
standing career. 








Huntington, L. I., New York 

Bruce came to Navy from Walt Whitman High School 
in Huntington, L. I. Although not one to grind away at 
the books, Bruce's grades were always high and he was a 
frequent member of the Superintendent's List. When not 
at the field house staying in shape, "Flex" could be found 
singing for the Glee Club or Chapel Choir. During 2/C 
year he began to solo for the Naval Academy's NA-10. 
In the spring "Zipper Knee" could always be relied on 
to help carry the 6th Batt. lacrosse team on to another 
winning season. Undoubtedly Bruce was known as having 
a girl in every port. Not one to see the darker side of 
11 o'clock, except perhaps to write a letter on one of his 
OAO's, Bruce was a firm believer in a good night's sleep. 
Like most of the "boys" Bruce hopes to go Naval Avia- 

tion, nevertheless his friendly personality will make him a 
success in whatever selection he makes. 


What sort of man reads Playboy? Almost any mid, 
but Jack is one of those who understands it. His urbane 
manner can be traced to his home port in Westchester 
County, New York, which he assures us is only an hour 
from The City. By hard work he evaded the traps of 
the departments at the other end of Stribling Walk and 
maintained a respectable QPR. On the basketball and 
volleyball courts he proved that a pack per day doesn't 
really stop an athlete, it just slows him down a little. His 
voice was often heard in song in the hall and also on 
Sundays in the choir. His hopes of being an ace dirigible 
pilot stifled by progress, he'll settle for anything else that 
flies. On graduation day Jack will look forward to 
Florida and wings of gold. 

DAVID EUGENE LOVELADY Birmingham, Alabama 

Dave came to Annapolis from Ramsay High School in 
Birmingham, Alabama. Since the beginning of plebe 
summer when he first became interested in cxew, the 
"Tiller Tiger" could be found almost any afternoon in 
the stern of an eight-oared shell or hard at work in 
the boathouse on Dorsey Creek. His determination en- 
abled him to rise to the position of first boat coxswain, 
an outstanding achievement. He is well known to his 
classmates as an efficient organizer and a natural leader, 
and his keen sense of humor will never be forgotten. 
Although small in stature, Dave is a rugged individual 
always ready to join in the fray. He somehow manages 
to glide through his studies without cracking a book 
and has a wonderful knack for being able to reply with 
a terse comment on almost any subject. Dave came to 
Navy with a goal in mind and should be an outstanding 
officer and a credit to the Naval service in the years to 




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South Bend, Indiana 

Doug came to the Academy from South Bend, Indiana 
where he attended John Adams High School. Being ac- 
tive in sports and student affairs, he continued these in- 
terests at the Academy by taking an active part in the 
intramural sports programs, and also by being a member 
of the plebe and varsity golf teams. His extracurricular 
activities included the Chapel Choir as well as the Glee 
Club. Doug never had trouble with academics and so 
his name was often found on the Superintendent's List. 
His ability to think in trying situations, coupled with abil- 
ity to make friends easily, will be a big asset to him in 
his career as a Naval Aviator. 


New Rochelle, Neiv York 

Rusty came to the Academy from the shores of Long 
Island Sound at New Rochelle. He evidently liked what 
he saw about the Navy because he maintained a keen in- 
terest in that subject throughout his years here. As a 
result of this interest, he acquired a broad knowledge of 
all aspects of the Navy with emphasis on Naval Aviation. 
Either with or without the Navy, Russ plans to fly. On 
weekends when money and time permitted, he took private 
flying lessons toward getting his own pilot's license. 
During winter leaves he usually was found engaged in 
an equally thrilling endeavor — his favorite — on the ski 
slopes of the various Eastern resorts. Under his super- 
vision and planning evolved the best post-Army Game 
parties his classmates ever had. Definitely, the blending 
of his determination, enthusiasm and varied abilities will 
produce an outstanding officer of the Naval service. 


Arlington, Virginia 

Mike enjoyed all the advantages of being close to home 
while here. His outgoing personality often resulted in par- 
ties at his home the night before the end of every leave 
period. In high school, Mike developed a tremendous in- 
terest in crew, which he continued here. He was cox- 


swain of the plebe crew who conquered the national 
championship in 1963. Mike's interests covered a wide 
area. High on the list were pursuit of the fair sex, parties 
where this pursuit could be accomplished at close range, 
the study and use of Spanish, and travel. His success in 
the first of these was evidenced by his seeming affinity 
for 5x7 photographs which he kept in his locker. He was 
continually promising to send the inactive ones back to 
their donors, but their continued presence led one to be- 
lieve that "Snake" (a nickname his actions earned him) 
looked on these as mementos of battle. 

Mike's winning personality and his willingness to 
work are sure to make him a success in any field of en- 
deavor he may choose. Mike's main ambition upon grad- 
uation is graduate work in language, which he will cer- 
tainly accomplish without any trouble. 






JOHN ARTHUR ORCUTT Holyoke, Colorado 

A weathered Colorado rancher, John decided to render 
his valuable services to the Academy after spending a 
year at Case Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. Most noted 
for his academic prowess, John was always ready to share 
some of his infinite supply of right answers with whoever 
sought his advice. Refusing to be limited to studies only, 
"Orks" played a year of football at Case and rowed 150 
lb. crew here. His presence was well known throughout 
the Brigade since he was an active member of the Ring 
and Crest Committee, Brigade Activities, Naval Academy 
Foreign Affairs, and the Russian Club. Insistent drive and 
a pleasant personality contribute to make John a sure suc- 
cess in whatever field he chooses. 




Leaving the New York skyline and James Madison High 
behind, Smitty arrived at "Canoe U" with a basketball 
under one arm and a stack of records in the other. His 
sense of humor and warm personality brought him through 
the rigors of plebe year and the sounds from his room 
during youngster year were a trademark of his easy going 
attitude toward the problems of life at Navy. A regular 
visitor to the Superintendent's List and a wearer of those 
coveted stars, Smitty was never one to lose an hour or two 
in the bed while still finding time to help his classmates 
the night before that big p-work. Leading several intra- 
mural basketball teams to Brigade championships and 
playing semi-pro baseball he proved himself an out- 
standing athlete. Leaning toward flight trainings Smitty 
will be a valuable asset to the field of his choice. 

"Wanna go for a ride, li'l ball?" 


Wayne comes from the city of Richardson, Texas, and 
stands tall and proud as most Texans do. No one knew 
Wayne when he reported to the Academy, but his friendly 
smile, mature attitude, and willingness to help others 
quickly made him a close and respected friend to all 
those who knew him these past few years. "Hook" did 
very well in academics and took a keen interest in Com- 
pany and Battalion activities in sports such as basketball, 
cross-country, squash, and tennis. He also shared his 
interest on a Brigade level as he was a member of the 
Brigade Activities Committee as well as the Naval 
Academy Sailing Squadron. He always did his best to 
get the job done and often succeeded with outstanding 
results. Wayne's career in the Navy will surely prove to 
be rewarding as he has every attribute needed to be an 
outstanding and respected officer. 


Houston, Texas 

Steve came to us from Houston, Texas. During his 
stay here he managed to divide his time pretty well be- 
tween football, studies, and a good time, excelling in all 
three. Academics were never too difficult for Steve, 
allowing him to slice through his regular subjects and 
many more besides. His prowess in this respect was dem- 
onstrated by his standing; first in Russian for two years. 
"Zunt" was active in the Brigade Honor Committee, 
Russian Club, and the Newman Club, his professional 
ability being demonstrated by his success as Battalion 
Commander during second class summer. Steve's drive 
and extraordinary initiative will go a long way towards 
success in any field of endeavor he chooses in the future. 





Back Row: N. R. Ryan, R. M. Cutter, L. R. Vivrette, 
H. (N.) Andersen, D. A. Barre, W. E. Belden, M. R. 
Bolier, E. D. Heely, J. W. Leonard. Third Row: W. 
J. AAcSherry, D. E. Wright, T. J. Sullivan, T. J. 

Anderson, P. A. C. Long, K. C. Belisle, D. J. Spiss*. 
Third Row: E. B. Ross, C. H. Walker, T. J. Blair, 
J. D. Knox, J. H. Hickok. Fronf Row: D. B. Fletcher, 
E. A. Kerins, II, J. J. Feehan, M. J. Pellegrin. 


joyous we too launch out on trackless seas, 
fearless for unknown shores. 

wait whitman 





Back Row: K. A. Mahumed, H. O. Buzhardt, Jr., E. 
B. Powell, Jr., J. D. Kohler, P. A. Nawrocki, R. R. 
Borowiec, C. D. Robben, Jr., D. W. Wilson, G. I. 
Peterson, Jr. Third Row: R. L. Carter, J. A. Cook, 
J. A. Schwertman, T. B. West, T. ■ L. Starrt, R. A. 

Blank. Second Row: W. O. Powell, III, J. P. Farrell, 
Jr., J. J. Rather, D. J. Moseler, F. C. Riley, Jr. Fronf 
Row: T. R. Vivilacqua, S. H. Clark, R. E. Cook, 
G. C. Burger. 


Back Row: P. E. Frohlich, D. V. Liebschner, R. R. 
Mueller, R. J. Veltman, E. D. Bries, R. J. Morris, B. 
C. Lindquist, R. M. Umbarger. Third Row: J. W. 
Jacobs, J. R. Steere, W. C. Warke, P. A. Johnson, 
S. W. McHenry, F. E. Stenstrom, F. W. Jones, P. 

C. Tsamtsis, T. G. Franklin. Second Row: J. F. Ohlin- 
ger, G. W. Jurand, E. J. Stopyra, A. R. A. Nhrens, 
S. A. Hershon, S. L. Garrett, R. J. Amundson. Fronf 
Row: M. J. Haddon, T. P. Tonden, W. B. Wood, 
Jr., D. C. Thomas, R. W. Long. 




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Cdr. Donovan 

spring set stripers 

S. AA. Zientek— Cdr.; M. A. Baltazar— Sub.; J. H. Mason— Ops.; D. G. Latta— Adj.; W. E. Morgan-Sup.; 
R. W. Smith-C.P.O. 


fall set stripers 

S. M. Zientek— Batt. Cdr.; W. 
N. Leonard, Jr.-Sub.; W. M. 
Higgins, 111— Ops.; W. R. Geib— 
Adj.; J. A. Hough— Supply; AA. 
R. Holland-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

A W. Staecker-Cdr.; A. H. 
Konetzni, Jr.— Sub.; D. W. AAo- 
sier, Jr.— Ops.; M. L. Ogden, 
III— Adj.; R. R. Morris— Supply; 
D. L. Zveare— C.P.O. 




Company Officer 
Lt. Holland 

spring set stripers 

fall set stripers 

T. E. Murphy-Cdr.; W. E. Morgan-Sub.; S. J. Kowalick— C.P.O. 

T. E. Murphy— Cdr.; P. H. Donaldson— Sub.; S. J. Kowalick— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

P. H. Donaldson— Co. Cdr. ; M. S. Chandler— Co. Sub.; T. E. Blount- 





The "old man" from Chicago enjoyed a wide and 
varied career before becoming a midshipman at USNA. 
After spending three years as a Purdue "boilermaker", 
he enlisted in the Navy and spent two years as a white 
hat, coming to the Academy from NAPS, Bainbridge. 
As a plebe, Don came into his own as one of the famous 
Phinque's Phantoms, roaming far and wide throughout 
the vast spaces of Bancroft Hall with his endless supply 
of water balloons. When not planning some devious 
attack on the enemy, he could usually be found struggling 
with the Dago Dept. in his attempt to master Portuguese. 
The only athletic trouble he encountered was the expanse 
of blue-green over at the natatorium, but each year he 
managed to struggle through. He contributed much to 
Company sports teams, especially as an outstanding mem- 
ber of champion cross-country teams. Don hopes to 
journey to Pensacola after graduation to earn the wings 
of a Naval aviator, but his quick wit, fun-loving attitude, 
and sense of responsibility will serve to make him a 
success in whatever he does. 


Rockville, Maryland 

Tom came to USNA via the Columbia Prep route 
and immediately integrated himself into the system with 
an enthusiasm that was contagious. Although Tom and 
the Academic Departments never were on the best of 
terms, the struggle was not an overwhelming one and 
many was the evening Tom could be found working 
on his second love, model cars. His first love, girls* had 
to wait until weekends when many a young lady enjoyed 
the pleasure of his company. A very versatile person, Tom 
showed his skill on the athletic field as an outstanding 
member of various Company sports. Off the field, most 
of his time was taken up with singing for the choir, or 
playing his guitar as a member of the "Sideboys"'. 
Through all of this Tom has shown a tremendous interest 
in the Navy. He tentatively plans to continue his major 
in Oceanography, but no matter what his field, the 
Naval Service will obtain an outstanding addition to its 

RICHARD ALBERT BONA Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 

A Pennsylvania city boy, "Bones" arrived at USNA 
with the blessings of the Secretary of the Navy and the 
U. S. Naval Reserve. His only letdown came when they 
took away his sideburns and car. However it didn't last 
for long and he soon found himself in the thick of things. 
After spending an enjoyable plebe year on his head in 
the shower, Dick moved in to do battle with the Academic 
Departments, especially the Mathematics Department. 
Though many of these encounters were close, he always 
managed to emerge the victor. In the field of athletics 
he contributed to the track team and various Company 
sports. Other than the blue trampoline, girls served to 
occupy most of his free time. Dick has his sights set 
on a career in Naval Aviation, but no matter what, it is 
certain that he will be an asset to the Naval Service both 
as an officer and a personality. 








Birmingham, Alabama 

Lee came to the Academy after two years at Birming- 
ham Southern College, a short stint in the Navy, and a 
year at the Naval Academy Prep School. Due to his 
mature outlook and receding hairline, in reciprocal order, 
he quickly was tabbed "the old man." Being a native 
of Alabama, he has developed a desire to stand high in 
everything he does in the best traditions of that Alabama 
deity Paul "Bear" Bryant (no relation). If Lee wins his 
battle against blindness he hopes to make his mark in 
the Destroyer Navy. His sharp wit, friendly manner, and 
mental ability will surely open the doors of success in 
his service career. 


Annandale, Virginia 

Mike came to "Canoe U" fresh out of Annandale High 
School, sporting a ready smile and a desire to get into 
the swing of Navy life. Though plebe year often erased 
the big grin, Mike never lost his desire to learn or to 
engage in the nearest athletic contest. His conscientious 
efforts with the books were rewarded in full, as proved 
by his respectable grades in the engineering courses; and 
he repeatedly demonstrated his athletic ability and love 
of sports by playing with the company heavies in the 
winter, and by running on a Brigade Championship cross 
country team in the fall. Mike was not, however, a person 
for all work and no play. Indeed, he devoted a good 
number of his weekends to various and sundry amorous 
adventures while at Navy, and he could be counted upon 
to have a "cool" girl for the upcoming hop or formal. 
He lived for June Week, to say the least; the lanes and 
coves of Sherwood Forest will never be the same without 

him. The qualities which earned Mike the respect and 
friendship of his classmates — his easy laugh, his willing- 
ness to help the other person and his good-natured tem- 
perament — are sure to make Mike a welcome and success- 
ful member of any Navy squadron in his chosen field 
of Naval Aviation. 

LARRY VINCENT CHMIEL Baltimore, Maryland 

Larry graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute 
and spent three years in the Marine Corps before coming 
to USNA for what he considered four years of temporari- 
ly assigned duty. He barely seized a toehold on the 
beach in his invasion of the Foreign Languages Depart- 
ment but received the strong support of Math and Science 
Departments. He was active in a number of intramural 
sports, showing special interest in rugby and judo. His 
enthusiastic participation in the Foreign Relations Club 
exemplified his interest in foreign affairs and current 
events. Any other spare time he could salvage was spent 
attempting to resolve the clash between USNAR and his 
interest in the fair sex. Larry was always counting the 
days until he could wear the "Marine Green" again and 
is certain to make a valuable contribution to that proud 


North Attleboro, Massachusetts 

Charlie came to USNA directly from high school in 
Massachusetts, bringing with him a smile and a strong 
Boston accent. During his four year stay, he lost some 
of the accent, but not the smile. Never one to sweat aca- 
demics, he was frequently on the Superintendent's List 
and was always willing to give his classmates a helping 
hand. Charlie was an avid sports enthusiast; in the after- 





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noon he could be found on the athletic field where he 
participated in Company cross country, lightweight foot- 
ball, and Batt track. His quick wit and love of fun made 
him a welcome asset at company parties. Provided his 
eyes don't betray him, Charlie foresees a career in Naval 


Lee, Florida 

Paul came to USNA from Lee, Florida, via the "Silent 
Service" and NAPS. Always a devoted harrier, he spent 
most of his afternoons with the cross country and indoor 
and outdoor track teams — often much to the chagrin of 
Navy's opponents. Though he sometimes had difficulty 
matching the speed of the Academic Departments, he still 
found time for the "N" Club, the Portuguese Club, and 
the Brigade Hop Committee. But second only to running, 
Paul's favorite pastime was escorting his "one and only". 
A stubbornly devoted Navy man, he made his youngster 
cruise on the "EAGLE" and the following summer he 
earned his parachutist's wings at airborne school. Though 
primarily interested in submarines, Paul is certain to be 
a valuable asset to the Naval Service wherever he goes. 



JOHN BRYAN DRAKE Baltimore, Maryland 

Jack came to the Naval Academy after a very short 
jaunt from Baltimore. A graduate of Baltimore Poly- 
technic Institute, Jack has since made his mark on the 
Academy and vice versa. Determination to do well in 
everything he attempted and good-naturedness character- 
ize all of "Jocko's" endeavors, both athletically and 
academically. A natural runner, he led the Company to 


four successful seasons in cross country. Never one to 
look the other way when a pretty girl passed by, Jack 
made many new acquaintances as a midshipman. An 
all-round guy, Jack can be spotted in sports by his ag- 
gressiveness, in bull sessions by his determination, and 
at the table by his appetite. Jack has long aspired to fly, 
but whatever capacity he may serve in, he will be a 
credij to the Academy and his country. As a good mid- 
shipman, a fine friend, and an outstanding classmate, 
success cannot but follow him. 







MANUEL ESTELA Arecibo, Puerto Rico 

Manuel, a native of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, flew in to 
USNA after an action-packed tour of high school fol- 
lowed by a year at college. A standout in Catholic Choir, 
French and Spanish Clubs and various outdoor studies, 
such as soccer, cross country, field ball and intramural 
track, Manuel plans to turn his energies into wings of 
gold and a berth in Naval Aviation. 


Cleveland, Ohio 

Jim came to Navy as captain of his high school track 
team. "Flems", a native of Cleveland, Ohio, continued in 
track through plebe and youngster years. In the spring of 
youngster year he finally gave up track to devote more 
time to academics and girls. Taking overloads in Russian 
for his major, he was forced to give up girls in the fall 
of second class year in order to spend even more time 
studying. Jim's greatest loves while at the Academy were 
always desserts and folk music, especially the Kingston 
Trio. Jim, always ready for work or a little extra fun, 
was a valuable asset to Company sports and parties. 
Second class summer in Pensacola sold him on Naval 
Aviation, and upon graduation he hopes to go back to earn 
his wings. 


WILLIAM ROBERT GE1B Jersey City, New Jersey 

Bill came to Annapolis from Jersey City where he 
excelled in football and baseball. After giving plebe base- 
ball a whirl, he settled down to Company and Battalion 
sports where he enjoyed knocking heads with the best. 
His aggressive play led the hard charging defensive line 
on the Brigade Championship football team. Never one to 
burn the midnight oil, but always standing well up in 
his class, Bill was envied by many who found the studies 
harder. He made friends easily and passed through the 
rigors of plebe year hampered but little by his accent. 
The Gun Club commanded his attention on non-dragging 
weekends, but he did his best to make these infrequent. 
Confident and capable, Bill's aspirations to join Naval 
Aviation can not but lead to an outstanding career. 


New Haven, Connecticut 

Only four days after Al graduated from Hillhouse High 
School in New Haven, Connecticut, he appeared at the 
gates of the Naval Academy. Having been a Merit Final- 
ist, he validated five semesters of Academics. After an 
initial adjustment period, he and plebe year got along 
together. Never having too much trouble with the books 
left Al time for many extracurricular activities. These 
included WRNV, where he was co-production director 
(he dreamed up the Pick-Your-Pap Contest) and the 
Shield's Sailing Team. They quickly expanded to include 
the class paper, triathlon and, of course, dragging. With 
such varied talents, Al earned the respect of his class- 
mates here as he will in the fleet after graduation. 







Pottsville, Pennsylvania 

After spending a year in the fleet and a year at 
NAPS, the "Beast", as he is affectionately called by his 
classmates, came to the Academy to. turn in his white 
hat for a half-inch gold stripe. Upon his arrival from 
the heart of the coal-mining district in Pennsylvania, 
the Beast immediately set out to try to keep his name off 
the "unsat list". Being no academic slash, he successfully 
managed to survive the turmoils which the Academic 
Departments constantly subjected him to. The majority 
of his free time was either spent on the athletic field, 
where he liked and played all sports extremely well, or 
at his desk writing his daily letter to his O.A.O. A con- 
scientious worker and a master of two foreign languages, 
Steve has his eyes set on a career in Naval Intelligence. 

With his hard work and determination, he is certain to 
become a valuable officer. 

ROBERT HAROLD LEWIS Quakertown, Pennsylvania 

Lew came from Quakertown, Pennsylvania, where he 
won more varsity letters than anyone else ever to gradu- 
ate from his high school. He earned his Navy "N" play- 
ing lightweight football and, in addition, was one of the 
best intramural basketball and baseball players at the 
Academy. Besides his driving interest in sports, Bobby 
had a dynamic personality as well as a sense of humor 
that never stopped. He never seemed to have any diffi- 
cult problems with his studies, even though he didn't 
push the books a great deal. Lew was present at most of 
the big social events and always seemed to be able to 
find time to drag. His career interests center about Navy 
Air where he will undoubtedly be well received. 

A modern replenishment team helps keep us on the move. 




JAN CHRISTIAN LINGLE Shawnee Mission, Kansas 

Rambling here from Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Chris 
had never seen the ocean before coming to USNA. With 
him he brought his golf clubs and a friendly Midwestern 
personality that helped find him numerous friendships. 
If Chris wasn't battling with the academics, you could 
always find him helping AT&T get a little richer while 
pursuing some amorous adventure. The weekends were 
busy with contests in varsity 150 lb. football or varsity 
golf or dragging or, sometimes, studies. In the summer, 
Chris wouldn't let any grass grow under his feet. He was 
always traveling to some distant land or crossing the 
U.S., adding to his store of tales. Chris' smile and com- 
petitive spirit will undoubtedly help him in his future 
efforts and successes. 


New Castle, Pennsylvania 

Quiet and dependable, Butch came to the Academy 
from New Castle, Pennsylvania where he was both a fine 
student and athlete. While at the Academy, he continued 
to excel in academics, making the Superintendent's List 
often while majoring in Aeronautical Engineering. Foot- 
ball being one of his favorite sports, he participated in 
plebe and varsity 150 lb. football. Not one to sit still 
for long, he spent many of his summer leaves traveling. 
His agreeable personality and determination to get a job 
done will serve him well as he embarks on his career. 


San Diego, California 

Bill knew what he wanted from the very first day of 
plebe year. As a Navy Junior, he knew what Navy life 
is like and was ready to do what was necessary to become 
a good Naval officer. All those who met Bill knew that 
if anyone would succeed at the Academy, he would. 

Bill pursued an Engineering major and devoted most 
non-study time to athletics or dragging. His boyish fea- 
tures surprised many of us when it came to basketball, 
football, baseball or tennis for he played all sports as if 
he had been at it all his life. He was also a consistent 
member of the French and Public Relations Clubs where 
his cheerful spirit was his prime asset in making friends 
for the Navy. Bill always had time for his classmates and 
many were the nights when his room was the haven for 
academic discussion or the classroom* for some less bril- 
liant classmate. In June of 1966 when Bill becomes an 
Ensign, the Navy will acquire a devoted and qualified 








Fort Worth, Texas 

After graduating from Arlington Heights High School 
in Fort Worth, Texas, Dick spent two years at the Marion 
Military Institute in Marion, Alabama. Less than a month 
after graduating from Marion, he found himself enclosed 
within the walls of USNA. He found academics to be 
no stumbling block and his name appeared on the Super- 
intendent's List quite frequently. His time was spent in 
studies, intermural athletics, and often, in slumber. Al- 
though he professed to be a confirmed bachelor, his 
friends refused to believe him, always predicting his trip 
down the aisle. Dick's easy going and friendly manner 
won him the friendship of all his associates, and his op- 
timistic outlook will serve him well, wherever his Naval 
career may take him. 


Tucson, Arizona 

It was Navy's gain and Arizona's educational system's 
loss when Tom decided to travel across the country to 
come to the Academy. He came well-prepared and main- 
tained a star-average in spite of his unusually heavy 
academic schedule. Classmates usually flocked to Tom for 
academic aid. Since studies never presented a problem 
to him, Tom managed to get his share of pad time. Tom's 
efforts weren't directed only at academics and his hard- 
driving personality was felt on the gridiron with Navy's 
"Mighty Mites", the 150 lb. football team. He very ably 
filled the quarterback slot; to keep in shape in the off 
season, Tom went straight to Brigade Boxing. This hard- 
hitting southpaw earned the respect of many an opponent. 
Tom's friendly personality and "toothy" smile were never 
hidden, especially when there was a good looking girl in 
the vicinity. Tom's aspirations include Naval Aviation, but 
he will be a success no matter what phase of Navy life at- 
tracts him. 


Fairmont, West Virginia 

Dave came to USNA after spending a year in the 
NROTC at the University of Virginia; the transition from 
madras sports jackets to Navy blues sometimes proved 
challenging to him. His athletic interests gravitated 
towards crew and he pulled an oar for both plebe and 
Battalion teams in a sport which was absolutely novel to 
this native of landlocked West Virginia. Dave's main 
academic interests were German and the social sciences 
and he never quite reconciled himself with the other 
Academic Departments. He was an active participant in 
the German Club and the Drum and Bugle Corps but 
had special interest in the Foreign Relations Club. En- 
thusiasm for the latter and for current events and his re- 
fusal "to allow his schooling to interfere with his edu- 
cation" led to many a lively discussion during otherwise 
dull study hours. Second class summer confirmed Dave's 
previous convictions concerning Naval Aviation, and he is 
certain to do well in this, his chosen field. 

WILLIAM EDWARD TAYLOR Wilmington, Delaware 

Coming to the Academy directly from Conrad High 
School in his native Wilmington, Delaware, Bill stepped 
right into the swing of things by playing plebe soccer. 
"Half-track" followed this up by playing ">arsity soccer 
and was a member of the 1964 National Champions. 
Between term papers and soccer seasons though, Bill 
found time to play company heavies where his athletic 
assets were put to excellent use. Always a star-wearer, 
hard work and conscientious studying rewarded all of 
Bill's academic endeavors. Once travelling or on liberty 
though, all thoughts of studying or academics seemed to 
be left to the winds; youngster cruise and activities at 
various company parties bear up this fact well. Never 






one to overly concern himself with women, Bill took time 
off now and then to drag here at Navy. Bill aspires to 
Marine Aviation and has the family tradition to uphold 
in this category. His winning personality and tough com- 
petitive spirit are prime reasons why Bill will be outstand- 
ing wherever he may serve. 

MICHAEL THOMAS TRACEY Fairfield, Connecticut 

The unofficial representative of all redblooded Irish- 
men at the Academy, Mike was known to all his buddies 
as "the redhead" for obvious reasons. Coming to the 
Academy after a year of college at Fairfield University, 
Mike somehow managed not to let the hurried Academy 
routine push that bright receding hairline back any 
further. This mid was about as colorful a character as 
you could find. If he was not studying (and he tried to 
keep that at a minimum) Mike was keeping the girls 
dangling by those just-frequent-enough letters or trying 
to get parties started in any room in which it looked like 
too much studying might be going on. Mike always kept 
his grades up, being especially proficient in the chemistry 
and mathematics courses. On the athletic field Mike en- 
joyed just about all sports and on the weekends he usual- 
ly could be found in the gym or on Thomson Field. Of 
course he found it hard to pass up a Saturday informal 
or those big hops and thus kept the social side of the 
scale well-balanced too. Mike belonged to the German 
and Public Relations Clubs and his main outside interests 
were traveling and getting in long days of golf. 

Mike's interest upon graduation lies in Naval Aviation. 
With his great personality and level-headedness he will 
be a fine officer and a real asset to the Navy. 


Denver, Colorado 

From the ski slopes of colorful Colorado, came 


"M.B.C.", with violin in hand. His musical talent and 
knack for the extra-curricular field, brought a welcome 
member to the Chapel Choir, Glee Club, and Drum and 
Bugle Corps. Marv, trading the violin for the guitar, will 
be most remembered for founding "The Sideboys", the 
second folk group to gain fame at USNA. As an intra- 
mural competitor in cross-country, football, and bad- 
minton he was an outstanding go-getter. Never too wor- 
ried about his academics, he was always thinking about 
higher things — such as Naval Aviation, where he hopes 
to serve upon graduation. 


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Back Row: K. D. Welch, J. R. Ryan, AA. G. Roth, R. E. 
Dill, R. R. Davis, D. R. Fraser, C. G. Gates. Third Row. 
J. D. Diesing, Jr., A. G. Heinemann, III, D. Baker, 
W. D. Vandivort, G. E. Ewing, J. C. Renwick, J. 

L. Murphy, III. Second Row: R. AA. McNeal, O. K. 

Spears, III, D. J. Harrington, IV, W. AA. Elliott, A. L. 

Wynn, A. L. Nilsen. Front Row: R. AA. Evans, L. 
Romano, Jr., W. D. Walker, Jr., D. W. Candler. 



the nurse of full-grown souls is solitude. 

james russell lowell 




Back Row: R. E. Scholars, B. S. Erb, J. N. Treadwell, 
R. B. Schellhaas, Jr., L. L. Taylor, G. E. Fastabeno, 
M. J. Duncan. Third Row: J. G. Dempsey, J. M. 
Howell, III, P. N. Ellis, P. R. Prechat, W. W. Hulme, 

T. C. O'Connor. Second Row: J. A. Cook, T. W. 
Betten, J. P. Hydinger, K. L. Williams, W. J. Collins, 
Jr. Front Row: G. H. AAoffett, Jr., J. A. Pearson, T. 
W. Wilt, Jr., B. R. Valentine. 


Back Row: R. F. Cuccias, Jr., J. R. Lasher, Jr., E. F. 
Gritzen, II, R. F. Puckett, W. K. Ramm, O. A. Bou- 
cher, J. M. Atturio, D. H. Nash, P. D. Hess. Third 
Row: K. B. King, J. T. Kearns, D. Krum, D. Schrepple, 
S. E. Wilson, III, J. E. Code, T. J. Daley, C. L. 

Kratt. Second Row: W. Kernan, Jr., C. M. Lemrow, 
A. L. Cipriani, H. R. Bacharach, D. S. Horton, H. G. 
Davison, G. R. Sadler. Front Row: T. P. Culet, B. W. 
Carver, P. E. Chittenden, G. R. Hancock. 



spring set stripers 

R. P. Snaider-Cdr.; D. W. Mosier, Jr.-Sub.; R. G. Hammond-C.P.O. 

Company Officer 
Lt. Umsted 

fall set stripers 

K. L. LeBrun-Cdr.; C. M. Reddington-Sub.; N. S. Kobylk-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

M. A. Baltazar— Co. Cdr.; C. R. Grutzius— Co-Sub.; R. G. Hammond- 






Anamosa, Iowa 

Art came to the Academy after spending a fun filled 
year in the NROTC at Iowa State. A potential forty 
year man ever since he was old enough to memorize 
Naval history books, it was only natural that he would 
spend much of his time with the YP squadron and 
major in Operations Analysis. At the same time he man- 
aged to keep his sea legs in shape by enthusiastically run- 
ning around Farragut Field with the Battalion rugby 
team in the spring. By faithfully studying in the library 
every night, Art had good grades and was usually flirting 
with the Superintendent's List. His warm personality won 
him many friends here and will stand him in good stead 
in his drive toward making CNO. His only hurdle is to 
choose between the route of nuclear power or Naval Avi- 
ation to get there. No matter which one he elects, success 
will certainly be his. 

PAUL ANDRUCHOW Stoughton, Massachusetts 

Paul, a native of Boston, came complete with the 
famous accent and Bostonian sense of humor. Upon 
arrival, he had no trouble adjusting from civilian to 
military life, and after plebe year he found time to spend 
on many extracurricular activities. "Chooch", as he was 
nicknamed, was an active member of the Brigade Activi- 
ties Committee and Camera Club. He also spent many 
hours as one of the party-loving "Cement Mixers", shar- 
ing his guitar and singing with all who dared to listen. 
Chooch soon discovered that with a little study his sharp 
mind had no trouble with the Academic Departments, with 
the exception of French. During athletic periods Paul 
could always be found lifting weights or engaged in some 
Company sport. His weightlifting contributed much to his 
physique and when he combined a winking left eye with 
a flexed right bicep, no girl could resist. Paul could 
always be depended on to come through with subde wit 
when it was most needed, and this contributed much to 
his personality. His enthusiasm for the service and his 
marked capabilities will make him a fine Naval Officer. 










Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines 

Mario was one of the few people ever to have two 
plebe years, as he came to the Naval Academy from 
Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines and the Philippine Military 
Academy. As a Brigade boxer, the "Manila Mauler" saw 
much of McDonough Hall. Academics came easy for 
Mario and he completed two majors during his stay on 
Severn's shores. An active member of the Spanish Club, 
he was always willing to give his help to anyone fighting 
the "Dago" department. The tremendous drive and con- 
genial personality which made him so many friends will 
make Mario an outstanding addition to the Philippine 


Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Ray came to the Naval Academy straight from the 
U.S. Marine Corps. Better known to the WRNV listeners 
as the "Gadabout-about-Bancroft", he came to the shores 
of the Severn with bars and stars in his eyes. He traveled 
throughout the United States, because of a father who 
was first an Air Corps aviator and then a commercial 
pilot. Flying must have rubbed off on him and got into 
his blood because he hopes to head for Pensacola and 
flight training when he leaves the banks of the Severn. 
Never a scholar, Ray has managed to "plug and grind" 
his way through four years at the Naval Academy. He 
had many brushes with the sub-squad but never quite 
managed to make the team but made the ultimate sacri- 
fice of a "sinker" and went under water where he be- 
longed when he joined the SCUBA Club. Throughout his 
four years Ray was associated with the National Cham- 
pionship Lacrosse Teams as well as WRNV and the 
Photo Club. With a large set of gold wings glittering in 

the sky, Ray looks forward to graduation and a new 


Chuck comes from the "Golden" state of California and 
proudly, and loudly, proclaims himself so. Thus, one 
would not be too surprised if it is to sell the California 
sun that he goes around with a warm, cheerful and out- 
going personality. His readiness to help others and his 
keen sense of humor win him new friends easily and 
make him one of the most popular guys around. Ask a 
plebe to get a screwdriver, or a steam iron, or anything, 
and ten to one it will be Chuck's. 

Chuck came to Annapolis via NAPS after attending 
Fire Control Technician School. At the Academy he is 
an avid ocean sailor and a seasonal squash player. 
Beyond this he has his mind set for a rewarding career 
as a Naval officer and shows a high level of motivation. 
His enthusiasm, diligence, clear and realistic thinking, 
plus a well rounded personality, should take him far in 
his chosen field. 


Reg graduated from Shafter High School, in his home 
town of Shafter, California, and entered the Navy for 
two years before entering the Naval Academy from 
NAPS. He always had a way with young ladies and up- 
held Naval tradition by leaving a string of broken hearts 
in every port. He enjoyed participating with the YP 
Squadron and was a defensive stalwart on the company 
150 lb. football team. The academic department never 
gave him any difficulty and most weekends would find 
him on liberty. Although easy going and possessing a 
quick sense of humor, Reggie's sense of responsibility and 
his maturity will assure his success as a Naval Officer. 









Shelbyville, Tennessee 

Tom came to the Academy after a year at Bainbridge 
which, many people claim, introduced him to his first 
pair of shoes. Originally from a small town in Tennessee 
called Normandy, he now lives in Shelbyville, the "Walk- 
ing Horse" capital of the world. "Punjab", as he is known 
to his friends, didn't take long to become familiar with 
the rigorous life of a midshipman, dividing his time equal- 
ly between sleeping, eating, and sports. He even found a 
few minutes now and then for his books. Academically, 
he never had much trouble, and athletically, his talent 
for running is exceptional. Music, however, is his one 
true love and the Chapel Choir, Glee Club, and Musical 
Club Show have had the benefit of his abilities in this 

His guitar playing led him to write for and help or- 
ganize the "Cementmixers", a guitar group that brightened 
the life of many a party. Many girls have professed un- 
dying love for Tom, but one at a time they are turning 
up married to someone else. All Navy to the core, the 
Destroyer Force will find Tom an enthusiastic and capable 
officer, more than willing to learn. Navy will be his life 
for not a day less than thirty years. 

GERALD LEE KERR Alexandria, Virginia 

When Jerry came to the Naval Academy, he had already 
seen much of the world through the eyes of an Army 
brat. Although born in Minnesota, he migrated to and 
adopted the South, Virginia in particular, as his home. In 
spite of his tone deafness, Jerry spent many an hour 
laboriously memorizing the fingering and strokes needed 
to make him and his guitar a welcome spark at any 
party. His spasmodic gyrations on the dance floor in- 


spired the naming of a guitar and singing group, "The 
Cementmixers," which he helped organize. During exam 
weeks, "Tecumseh" as he was nicknamed, could be seen 
scurrying to class dodging pennies on his way. Always a 
connoisseur of fine women, he could be found almost 
every weekend escorting some young lovely through the 
yard. Being a conscientious worker, Jerry put studies 
second only to guitars, sleep, women, food, sports, and 
politics. His quick learning ability combined with a 
superior intelligence will enable Jerry to go far in the 
service life. 




Seattle, Washington 

Nick, known as the "Russian", came to the Academy 
with an outstanding high school athletic record. As a 
senior he was an All-District in baseball, a standout on 
the basketball court, and a rugged tackle for Texas Mili- 
tary Institute. But, Nick decided to try something differ- 
ent at the Academy. A letterman in gym and crew, as 
well as a member of the Scuba Club, Nick was, in every 
sense of the word, an all-around athlete. Not only was 
Nick known for his athletic ability, but even more for his 
high sense of duty and dedication. A good student, both 
diligent and conscientious, he is respected and well-liked 
throughout the Brigade. With such a background Nick ig 
going to be, without doubt, an excellent officer. 





BRUCE PETER DYER Norfolk, Virginia 

Bruce came to the Naval Academy straight from high 
school and the well-traveled life of a Navy junior. Once 
here he continued his traveling ways, spending two 
summer leaves in Europe. Plebe year he picked up 
lacrosse and played for all four years. Besides the lacrosse 
field, one could usually find him working out regularly 
or on the blue trampoline. Never a great student, Bruce 
did do well enough to earn a major in foreign languages, 
namely French. After graduation, Bruce is going to 
Pensacola where he hopes to follow a very successful 
career in Naval Aviation with the possibility of later 
taking advantage of his linguistic ability with overseas 

EDWARD JAMES OHLERT Detroit, Michigan 

After graduating from Austin Prep in his home town 
of Detroit and attending Michigan State for a year, where 
he was a State Fencing Tournament finalist, Ed came to 
the Naval Academy as one of the top fencing prospects 
of our class. He has since won class numerals in both 
plebe and varsity fencing while at the same time taking 
several overload courses. He was also outstanding in 
intramural football and softball and participated in the 
French Club, Gun Club, and Foreign Relations Club. Ed's 
easy-going personality and ready sense of humor have 
never failed to win him friends in any situation, and 
doubtlessly will contribute to his inevitable success as 
a career Naval officer. 


Greenville, North Carolina 

Dave, a thoroughbred Southerner from Greenville, 
North Carolina, showed himself, while at the Academy, 
to be a serious young man, applying himself to all 
facets of Academy life. He had little difficulty with 
academics, overloading and still earning his stars. He 
participated willingly in extra-curricular activities as a 
member of the Concert Band and Foreign Relations Club. 
Dave helped out on Sundays at St. Anne's Episcopal 
Church teaching a Sunday School class of Annapolis 
High School students. He showed himself to be an above 
average athlete, participating in wrestling and plebe and 
varsity gymnastics. Unfortunately for the young ladies, 
Dave is a confirmed bachelor and left behind a string of 
broken hearts in cruise ports each summer. Dave's drive 
and sense of responsibility, tempered with his quick- 
witted humor, will make him a valuable addition to the 
Naval Service as a career officer. 












RICHARD A. OLSEN Decatur, Georgia 

Ole, whose last military relative was a mule driver in 
the Civil War, came to USNA after completing one year 
at Georgia Tech. He played a variety of sports, but 
seemed happiest when running around a track or swinging 
a tennis racket. As a major in German as well as an 
active member of the Foreign Affairs Club, he helped 
in the planning of the German Club activities. Ole's in- 
terest with the Navy is to serve in ASW. 


Baldwin, New York 

A product of Baldwin, Long Island, Chris was voted 
the most outstanding basketball player on the Island 
during his senior year. Known to his friends as the 
"Rooster", Chris will always be thought of when people 
speak of Navy basketball; he was truly one of the finest 
athletes ever to come to the Academy. In the spring 
Chris could be seen playing defense on the lacrosse squad 
as well as assisting in company activities. Well noted for 
his classic wit ("... you're running with your choke 
out" . . . ) Chris possesses a unique attitude toward many 
problems. His ability to lead and make friends has made 
him one of the most liked and respected midshipmen at 
the Academy. Wha'tever his field, whether it be line, air 
or the corps, Chris will be an outstanding officer. 


RICHARD PAUL SNAIDER Mountain View, California 

Fresh from his achievements at Robert E. Lee High 
School in Montgomery, Alabama, Dick diligently applied 
himself to every aspect of Academy life. Always striving 
for excellence, he continually demonstrated his academic 
prowess in every department, despite early difficulties 
with plebe engineering. In addition to many hours spent 
with the books, Dick managed to find time to excel in 
intramural sports, notably handball and football, while 
keeping up his interest in firearms through the Gun Club. 
Primarily a Weapons major, he was able to broaden 
his outlook by participation in the Foreign Relations 
Club and NAFAC. A submariner at heart, Dick plans 
to spend his future beneath the sea. His perseverance and 
devotion to detail will make Dick a valuable asset to the 
Naval service. 


Fresh out of Seton Hall Prep, Andy arrived at USNA 
from Newark and lost no time in continuing his high 
school standards. The stars he sported were doubly com- 
mendable in view of his fiercely guarded reputation for 
being in the pad by taps every night. His interest in 
world affairs found expression via the Foreign Relations 
Club, and his athletic ability earned him a position on 
the undefeated Battalion football team. 

Andy was often called "SOS" and this nickname might 
be interpreted as standing for several things. One could 
be "Syllabus Of Sports", in recognition of his capacity 
as the most extensive walking, talking sports encyclo- 
pedia in the Brigade. Another. might be "Slayer Of the 
Severn". Lady Slayer, that is, because Andy's most famous 
characteristic was his uncanny knack for attracting beau- 
tiful women. Ever since he attained upper class status, 
pretty girls seemed to flock to him like flies swarming 
around the honey. However, the reverse of that might be 
more accurate, namely honeys swarming around the fly- 
boy, since Andy's ambition is to wear the golden wings 
of a Naval Aviator. 




Close, but no cigar. 



Having called many places home as a Navy junior, 
Cousin Rufe is perhaps best at home spinning records 
for the Academy's radio station, 'WRNV, or on the 
bounding main as a member of the ocean sailing squad- 
ron. Rufe and the academic load have never been the 
best of friends, but through constant hard work, per- 
severance, and late lights, he has been successful in his 
courses. Though primarily a yawl sailor, Rufe enjoys 
spending the winter engaged in fieldball action for the 
thirty-third company "Mets". With his ability to develop 
a winning attitude in sports and academics, Rufe should 
present to the Navy a very capable officer who favors 
a submarine or line position. 



As a native of Gary, Indiana, Bill, the "mouse", was 
a product of Lew Wallace High School. The "wonderful 
world of sport" occupied much of the scrappy Hoosier's 
time; the field house weight room or track was often 
his home. After the company re-shuffle, "mouse" cast 

his lot with the thirty-third company "Mets" where he 
was a standout in company soccer and fieldball. After 
attaining his charter membership in the "Tecumseh 
Club", his many friends and midnight oil helped Bill 
win future encounters with the academic departments. 
Those who fly will receive a valuable addition when he 
wins the highly prized wings of gold. 


Three thousand miles and the Northern Rockies have 
separated Lance and his hometown of Portland, Oregon, 
during his four years at the Naval Academy. Coming to 
Annapolis from David Douglas High School, he brought 
a lot of interest and desire with him, and kept this spirit 
throughout the four years. A three-year letterman in 
wrestling, tennis, and baseball in high school, "Lancer" 
brought these sports abilities to USNA with the deter- 
mination to win and do his best. He earned his share 
of intramural numerals. His excellent academic record 
in high school carried over to the Academy; he was 
among the top academic men in the Company. His other 
activities included the Spanish Club, and the "enjoy 
life forever" club. After graduation, Lance hopes for 
a post-graduate appointment, and then, on to a fine 
Navy career. In any billet he chooses, the Navy will 
have an outstanding officer doing his best in everything 
he does. 

DENNIS LEETH ZVEARE Falls Church, Virginia 

Denny came to the Naval Academy from the ranks of 
the Northern Virginia weekend warriors. While in high 
school he developed considerable musical talent which 
he shared here with the glee club, choir, and musical 
club show. During his spare hours he practiced his first 
love, his guitar, and became one of the original members 
of the "Cementmixers", a guitar and singing party group. 
Denny's love of fun, women, wine and song, and the 
nearness of his home made him the perfect man to host 
many famous spring and term leave blasts. Always an 

opponent of the academic departments, hard study enabled 
him to maintain respectable grades. He is a handball and 
swimming enthusiast and has contributed much to his 
Battalion teams. While here his main physical accomplish- 
ment was the addition of six inches to his waistline, which 
he claims is a sign of good living. Denny's perpetual smile 
and extended helping hand have made him one of the 
favorites among his classmates. He is a Navy line man 
through and through, and with his enthusiasm, abilities 
and personality he will be a credit to the Navy. 













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R. M. Roberson, Jr., R. J. Natter, E. M. Quinlan, 
D. R. Perkins, J. P. Harrington. Third Row: P. E. 
Kanive, R. D. Glasow, D. L. Lister, C. H. King, E. B. 
Hontz, M. J. Preis. Second Row: T. J. O'Connor, 

D. B. LeMaster, H. R. Couch, J. C. N. Guibert, C. Q. 
Miller, D. C. Coyle, Jr. Front Row: S. B. Snyder, 
J. C. Lawler, Jr., G. G. Owens, J. M. Perley. Absent: 
S. J. Fagan. 


make it thy business to know thyself, which is 
the most difficult lesson in the world. 

miguel cervantes 





Back Row: J. C. Carroll, F. R. Kipp, J. W. Heuboch, 
K. R. Dwyer J. W. Klimp, R. T. Ahem, N. P. Walsh 
F. M. Sallee. Third Row: D. P. Dilley, M. J. Cahill, 
R. F. Duggan, A. H. Rice, Jr., H. F. Watts, Jr., G. J. 
Wood, H. R. Hanssen, Jr. Second Row: J. W. Gil- 

martin, Jr., W. M. Adrianse, P. B. Crowley, B. Hrabo- 
sky, Jr., R. E. Fiandaca, T. M. Ustick, III. Front Row: 
G. G. Roberts, P. J. Vath, B. M. McLoone, A. E. 


Back Row: J. C. Higgins, D. L. Miller, R. B. Knapp, 
R. W. Herrman, N. W. Lavender, Jr., J. M. Hellrung, 
F. A. Shallenberger, R. F. Hartman, III, L. R. Yarnell, 
Jr. Third Row: M. F. Morrell, T. J. Holleman, D. E. 
Burton, G. W. Moffit, J. C. Scrapper, E. D. Sharp, 

J. T. Vanwinkle, W- R- Adams. Second Row: T. T. 
Marant, V. Santos, D. L. Holmes, G. G. Byrne, H. K. 
Kline, J. E. Prairie, W. M. Teesdale, J. J. Adams. Front 
Row: C. J. Carlson, P. J. Bugelski, M. J. Costello, S. 
A. Shustak, L. J. Mullineaux. 



Company Officer 
Lt. Bridgeman 

spring set stripers 

fall set stripers 

J. H. Beakes, Jr.— Cdr.; F. G. Duserick— Sub.; A. W. Caiazza— C.P.O. 

J. H. Beakes— Cdr.; S. N. Bennett— Sub.; J. J. Sulfaro— C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

F. G. Duserick— Co. Cdr.; G. A. Pete— Co. Sub.; D. D. Vaughan— 





ROBERT BRUCE ADAMS, JR. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, gave up one of its favorite 
sons in 1962 and sent "R.B." on the trail to the Naval 
Academy. Coming straight from high school, Bob decided 
to take it easy with the academics from the start, but 
always managed to stay one step ahead of the Academic 
Departments. When not participating with the Sailing 
Squadron or pistol team, he could be found enjoying good 
music or trying to keep the girls in the vicinity on their 
toes. Bob spent youngster summer at paratroop school at 
Fort Benning, Georgia, but decided that the Army life 
was not for him and decided to travel as a midshipman 
during his remaining summers. Always ready for having 
a good time, Bob leans toward Naval Aviation as a future, 
but whatever his choice for a career in the Navy, Bob is 
sure to be a credit to the Service. 

RICHARD HENRY BARCHI Yardley, Pennsylvania 

After spending two years at the University of Michigan, 
Dick came to the Academy intent on a Naval career. While 
here, his personal drive was shown by his being an active 
member in many and varied organizations, including the 
Catholic Choir, the Italian Club, and the "N" Club. 

His capacity for work, both mental and physical, was 
so pronounced that hardly a minute of his time was 
wasted. In the afternoons, throughout the year, you could 
most assuredly find Dick at Hubbard Hall where he be- 
came a mainstay on the varsity lightweight crew team. 
Moreover, as a student Dick was among the best, major- 
ing in both mechanical engineering and Italian as well 
as taking other extra courses of study to satisfy his wide- 
spread interests. 

Although energetic in every sense of the word, Dick 
never rushed himself. He ran his life in a casual, or- 
ganized manner, using his innate common sense very 
effectively. Nothing fazed Dick, but at the same time he 
took a genuine interest in everyone and everything. Wher- 
ever Dick may go, he will definitely give his best because 
of his determination to excel. 


JOHN HERBERT BEAKES Delta, Pennsylvania 

John hailed from Delta, Pennsylvania, a borough of 
900 just over the line from Maryland. After graduating 
with distinction from Kennard-Dale High School, he 
went on to Bullis Prep to become class valedictorian. He 
came to the Academy via the Naval Reserve Program 
which he entered while at Bullis. While at the Academy, 
John proved again that studies were just something to 
get A's in and take more of. His extracurricular interests 
lean heavily on baseball, a subject which occupies a large 
part of his interest. He played plebe baseball before shift- 
ing to Company basketball and football, and still found 
time to participate in the Russian Club and cover sports 
for the Log. John's natural ability coupled with his force- 
ful personality can only add up to a fine Naval officer 
and scholar for the Navy. 










Fresno, California 

Coming to the Academy after a year at Fresno State 
College, Bob found little trouble in adjusting to his new 
east coast environment. Academics never posed much of 
a problem for him, and although not a slash in every 
subject, he was always well above danger and found plenty 
of time to hit that pad. Although he was not very sports- 
minded before coming to Navy, he soon took a liking 
to Company volleyball and heavyweight football where 
he enjoyed many hours of rough play. A wizard with 
his sax, Bob was a standout in NA-10; in addition no 
one will ever dispute the fact that Bob was the number 
one fast dancer in our class. His quick wit and fine per- 
sonality will be definite assets to him in whatever field 
he chooses upon graduation. 


Born on D-Day, in New London, Connecticut, "Ben" 
has since called six states home, his most recent being 
Florida. Climaxing an outstanding high school career as 
captain of three sports and president of his class, he was 
appointed to the Academy where he hoped to continue 
his success. Finding Navy athletics much to his liking, 
Ben has participated in plebe crew and soccer, ocean sail- 
ing, Company basketball and softball, and Battalion foot- 
ball. He also enjoyed singing for the Chapel Choir. Aca- 
demically things were a bit more difficult than high 
school; but not to be one who accepted defeat, he consist- 
ently came up with the "big grade" to pull himself out 
of the fire. After pulling off one of his patented saves, 
Benny, Whop and the Weasel would usually celebrate, 
and this is one field of endeavor where Benny never for- 
got a number or a curve. With his future planned as a 

certain "teacher's pet" while he patrols the "wild blue 
yonder," Ben will continue to wear his uniform with 
pride, a standout in whatever he does. 


Bugs, hailing from Buffalo, New York, had a little dif- 
ficulty making the change from high school life to Navy 
routine, but once into the swing of things he managed to 
get along well enough. Liberal arts were Bugs' meat, and 
he shone in literature, German and navigation courses. 
This preference carried over into his taste in music, and 
he participated vigorously in a campaign of passive re- 
sistance against the "enemy," pop radio stations. His high 
school experience in crew served him on both the plebe 
and Battalion teams, while during the rest of the year he 
killed time with lightweight football and volleyball, until 
he could again venture onto the mighty Severn. At first 
a Navy Line man, youngster cruise and aviation summer 
channeled his mind to the sky. He hopes to follow the 
prop pipeline into a patrol squadron, where he will surely 
be a credit to the Navy and his country. 


In June of '62 the "Rabbit," God's gift to east coast 
femininity, left a huge gap in the playing fields of Gran- 
ville High by coming south to Navy. His active interest 
in contact sports endured through his Academy years as 
shown by his fine records with the 150-pound football, 
rugby, and Company fieldball teams. Off the playing fields, 
Bill proudly sported stars on his uniform, symbols of the 
high academic achievement he attained. Always ready 
to make a new friend, Bill's quick smile and easygoing 
manner won him many new comrades wherever he went. 










Bill's plans for the future include gold wings, which are 
sure to be backed up by the high quality performance that 
we've come to expect from him both at work and at play. 

DONALD VERNON COLLEY Pensacola, Florida 

From whence he came he is destined to return. Hailing 
from the cradle of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida, 
Don someday hopes to return in a duty status to earn 
his wings of gold. A "big man" on the Company light- 
weight football and cross-country squads, he could quite 
often be found on Farragut field during his free time. 
However, all was not play for the Rat. Many thought his 
name should be Pad Rat since the time not spent on the 
playing field was usually spent working on a research 
paper concerning the sleeping habits of midshipmen. Don, 
also, was very active in the Naval Academy Christian As- 
sociation and the Officers' Christian Union. Don's per- 
sonality and keen sense of humor will carry him to great 
heights. He will be a true officer and gentleman. 



As a Marine junior, Skip long ago set his sights on be- 
coming a Marine pilot. If it has wings, he knows about it. 
Very little aviation news escapes his watchful eye. In the 
event that his plans don't materialize, there won't be 
much to worry about as Skip has that coveted ability to 
adapt to his surrounding. Everyone who knows Skip 
knows his quick sense of humor and his readiness to join 
any kind of action that resembles a good time. Forever 
quick with a laugh or a joke, Skip is always ready for 
"another day at Navy." He is an active member of the 
Foreign Relations Club where he gives vent to the in- 

tellectual side of his personality. He prefers outdoor sports 
and can usually be found outside competing the year 
'round. Whether "Marine Air" becomes a reality or not, 
Skip's future holds great promise for a fine officer. 






Denver, Colorado 

Descending upon us from the mile high city, this lanky 
Coloradoan soon became known to us as "Spider." A dis- 
arming smile and rollicking sense of humor soon won 
many friends for the "Spider." Frank's great delight in 
sports came in rowing for the plebe and varsity light- 
weight crew teams. He also boosted the company squash, 
volleyball and cross country teams. 

Frank's academic interest lay mainly in the sciences, 
and he was able to complete many additional courses in 
this field. When not struggling with the scholastic chores, 
Frank could normally be found catching a nap or writing 
letters. Never one to shun the fair set, he enjoyed drag- 
ging when time and money allowed. With his winning per- 
sonality and academic background, Frank will certainly 
find a place of valuable service in our Navy. 


Bill graduated from Ryken High School, Leonardtown, 
Maryland, in 1962, and came to the Academy after a 
couple of months in the fleet. He found plebe year dif- 
ferent from anything he had experienced before, but the 
knowledge of the Navy tradition in his family kept him 
going when things were rough. During his four years 
here, Bill could usually be found in his room or out on 
the athletic field. Because he majored in aerodynamics, 
Bill spent many weekends battling the academic depart- 
ments; but he always found time to keep himself in 
shape. His sporting interests ranged from basketball 
through cross-country, football, and softball. We will re- 
member Bill not only as a hard-working, serious student, 
but also as a credit to the Brigade, distinguished by his 
bearing and personal appearance. Whether Bill heads 
just for the clouds or, in fulfillment of his life-long 
dream, to the stars, we know he will be a success. 


South Boston, Massachusetts 

South Boston born and bred, Frank graduated from 
Boston Latin High School and spent three years at Boston 
University in Army ROTC, giving him a good back- 
ground to pick the career he really wanted. During his 
years at USNA, his course was straight and true towards 
that goal. Frank showed his tremendous capacity for 
hard work in his dedication to lightweight crew where 
he put his muscle on a port sweep. Off the river, he could 
be found working on a diversified academic program 
which included majors in Russian and nuclear science, a 
schedule which did not allow for wasted time; there was 
none. His hard work and concentration always more 
than got the job done; but there was an easy side too, in 
a willingness to discuss a serious problem, just plain talk, 
or get lost in a good book. A determined, optimistic and 
enthusiastic outlook is the road sign for a successful 
career no matter what Frank may do. 

LARRY ALLAN FROISTAD Ludlow, South Dakota 

Larry arrived at USNA directly from the plains of 
South Dakota. Although USNA was Larry's first en- 
counter with the Naval Service, he quickly adapted him- 
self to the daily routine of Mother Bancroft. Being an 
avid track fan, Larry was able to find time to work on the 
hop, step, and jump, an event he participated in for the 
Navy thinclads. At other times during the day, he could 
be found either raising his QPR, resting in the clutches 
of the pad monster or highlighting past experiences with 
a group of his classmates. Lar extended his athletic abil- 
ities to Company cross country where he was a standout 
member of the Brigade champion team during second 
class year. 

Larry is gifted with a sparkling smile which has helped 







him in his quest for friends of both sexes. He never has 
been one to turn down a chance to drag, regardless of 
the situation. Whatever his choice, the Navy will gain a 
good officer when Larry joins the fleet. 

FRANCIS WILLIAM GIBBONS Abington, Pennsylvania 

Frank came to the Naval Academy having graduated 
from Abington Senior High School in Abington, Penn- 
sylvania. He was an outstanding student in high school 
and quickly established himself as such at the Academy. 
His main interest lay in nuclear power and nuclear sub- 
marines; from this came his major in Nuclear Science. 
All his hard work and outstanding academic achievements 
had an ultimate goal — his interview with Admiral Rick- 
over for selection for nuclear power school after gradua- 
tion. One of Frank's greatest dreams is to have command 
of his own submarine some day. Outside his academic 
interests, Frank enjoys good music, sports, and good food. 
For this last, Frank is known among his classmates for 
having a "well-rounded" personality. With his hard drive, 
determination and excellent officer-like qualities, Frank 
is destined for an outstanding and rewarding career in 
the Navy's nuclear sub-surface fleet. 




Geneva, New York 

After finishing high school in Geneva, New York, Don 
arrived at USNA with a fierce will and determination to 
do his best. He has done just that and more. A well 
rounded athlete, Don added his experience in lacrosse, 
wrestling, and cross-country, to name a few, to make in- 
tramural sports more enjoyable and competitive. Not 
lacking in academic ability, he was always eager to help 
those in need. With a tight schedule, being a member in 

the Concert Band arid the. Drum and Bugle Corps, Don 
still managed to find time to practice on his "horn." Study 
hour would find Don taking a particular interest in phys- 
ics and oceanography overloads. Attaining his stars in 
youngster year through hard study, he still managed to 
lead a varied social life. Whatever branch of the Navy 
he elects, Don will always be a good man and a tough 








GERALD WAYNE KNOTT Bainbridge, Ohio 

Jerry came to the Naval Academy via the Naval Acad- 
emy Preparatory School. Having a fine high school ath- 
letic background, he waived varsity sports for the intra- 
mural level where he was an outstanding player for the 
champion sixth battalion football teams and champion 
company basketball and softball teams. The Navy academic 
life posed no real problem for Jerry; he was occasionally 
on the Superintendent's List. His studies did take valuable 
time away from his love of playing bridge and pinochle 
and workouts on the "blue trampoline." Jerry's easy- 
going personality won him many friends throughout his 
four years at Navy. With a great pride in his home state 
of Ohio, he would jump at the chance to defend the "Buck- 
eyes" and the "sports capital of the world." Seldom 
dragging, he spent his liberty hours in Baltimore and 
Washington indulging in the favorites of any mid. He 
channeled his extracurricular activities towards the Public 
Relations Club where he covered many sporting events 
for the press. Intent on a career in Naval Aviation, Jerry 
will be a welcome addition to the long line of Navy men. 

JAMES MICHAEL LOOME Severna Park, Maryland 

A Calvert Hall (Baltimore) graduate, Jim entered the 
Academy after a profitable year at Bullis Prep. Never 
One to terrorize the Academic Departments, he has, none- 
theless, managed to keep his head a shade above water by 
performing absolute miracle's each finals week. On the 
extracurricular scene, Jim's endeavors have been extremely 
diverse, ranging from the Foreign Relations Club to Y.P. 
Squadron to Brigade Boxing. In keeping with his interest 
in the surface Navy,, afternoons spent navigating the 
Chesapeake were among his greatest pleasures. Travel 


and good music are also among his favorite pastimes. 
"Zoomer" (so called by his classmates) combines calm- 
ness under pressure and the ability to administrate ef- 
ficiently with a knack for getting along with people; 
such traits seem to indicate he will perform capably, what- 
ever his future field of endeavor. 


Baltimore, Maryland 

No newcomer to the "land of pleasant living," Owen 
hailed from Baltimore, Maryland. Graduating from Loy- 
ola High School, he enlisted and spent a year brushing 
up at NAPS. At the Academy, Mac's main interest was 
centered around the lacrosse field where his eight years' 
experience proved its point. Co-captain of the plebe team, 
Mac started youngster year for the varsity and did much 
to help win the National Intercollegiate Title and his N* 
that year. Continuously waging a battle with the academic 
departments. Mac burnt a lot of late lights out; always 
one to play it close, he enjoyed the challenge. During 
spare time in pursuit of the good life, he could usually 
be found escorting a certain Bostonian around the 
campus. Although undecided about his plans for a career, 
Owen will probably render his services to the "big, grey 
ships" where his affable personality and compatibility 
will make him a welcome member to any ward room. 


Hingham, Massachusetts 

"Dog," as he is known by his classmates and friends, 
came to the Naval Academy from Hingham, Massachusetts. 
He brought with him his golf clubs, a great enthusiasm 
for touch football, and the ability to be everybody's friend. 
Next to football and golf, Mike's field of interest led to 
the blue trampoline. Although he logged many hours, he 
was able to maintain excellent grades in the Naval Sci- 
ence program. Consistently appearing on the Superin- 


tendent's List, he was never one to worry about academics. 
In company sports, he was on the cross country and light- 
weight teams as an avid competitor. Mike's interest seems 
to be Navy line; his determination and winning personality 
will make him a success in every field. 









"Plastered, this is Repairman . . ." 



Pennsauken, New Jersey 

Tony came to Annapolis from New Jersey after spend- 
ing a year at Bullis, where he excelled in football and 
baseball; consequently, he was a welcome sight to these 
two plebe sports. After plebe year, we saw him in varsity 
baseball and various intramural sports. He was a mem- 
ber of the Italian Club and a representative of the Lucky 
Bag. A natural ear for good music and a warm easy- 
going manner made Tony a "regular" at those post- 
football game "celebrations." Never letting academics 
slow him up over the weekends, Tony could usually be 
found escorting a certain young beauty around the 
"campus." His career interests seem to be in something 
which travels about Mach I. Whatever his choice, he 
will bring fine character to his uniform and warm per- 
sonality to any wardroom. If his life here at the Academy 
was any indication of years to come, then we can rest 
assured that he will be a credit to his career choice. 

GUY ANTHONY PETE, JR. Brownsville, Texas 

Guy came to the Academy from Brownsville, Texas, 
via the Marine Corps and NAPS with the intention of ful- 
filling one of his major goals in life — becoming an of- 
ficer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Never caring much for 
academics, Guy preferred to exert himself on the athletic 
field rather than in the classroom. Always an aggressive 
competitor, Guy earned his "N" as a guard on the 150 
pound football team. When not on the athletic field or in 
the weight room, he could be found in his room daydream- 
ing about good times back in Texas, listening to one of 
his numerous Brenda Lee albums, reading material on 
guerrilla warfare, or sleeping. His quick wit and likeable 
personality won him many a friend at the Academy and 
will be a great asset to him in the years to come. Guy 
is a natural leader and he possesses all the ingredients 
needed to make an outstanding officer. 




JOHN JAMES SULFARO Roxbury, Massachusetts 

From his home in Roxbury, John (Suzy) joined what 
he since has occasionally referred to as the "real Navy." 
A natural desire to succeed soon brought him to NAPS 
for a year, after which he became a member of the Class 
of 1966 at USNA. A good Navy background and a genu- 
ine interest in most of the known sports readily adapted 
Suzy to the routine of a Midshipman. 

If it was a question on sports or Navy air, Suzy prob- 
ably had the answer. Navy football found an eager fan 
in Suzy, who made a valiant attempt during plebe year 
to become a member of the "Big Blue." 

After academics, Suzy could be found leading the com- 
pany in volleyball, football, and even cross country team. 
Although a member of the BAC and PRC, Suzy found 
time for an occasional nap between classes. A winning 
personality and sense of humor won for Suzy the friend- 
ship of his classmates and an occasional member of the 
opposite sex. He was never heard to complain about not 
being able to find enough drags. 

Upon his commissioning in 1966, the Navy and Suzie 
will be integrated, insuring a benefit to both. 


Montclair, New Jersey 

Rich was born in Scotland in 1944, and after living 
in Scotland and England until 1952, he came to the United 
States and became a citizen in 1957. Rich has lived in 
New Jersey since he came to the United States, where he 
attended Essex Catholic High School in Newark. 

Coming to the Naval Academy directly from high 
school, Rich came through a plebe year that wasn't always 

easy, to take his place in indoctrinating plebes. Rich was 
a hard working student, earning his stars during young- 
ster year, and taking overloads in math and nuclear en- 
gineering. He was active in intramural sports, especially 
company cross-country, soccer, and football, and could 
often be found in the squash courts if he wasn't in his 
room listening to Johnny Mathis while studying or writ- 
ing to his favorite girl back home. 


Prospect Heights, Illinois 

When anyone mentions the city of Chicago, Doug's 
name always comes to mind. The Academy was very 
lucky to have attracted the Windy City's number one fan 
to the east coast, for he added much to his class and his 
school. Intensely interested in anything and everything, 
Doug could usually be found attending a meeting of 
some sort, be it the Russian or Foreign Relations Club 
or the Naval Academy Christian Association. His after- 
noons were usually spent in the wrestling loft, and on the 
weekends, it was no strange sight to see him running the 
rocks along the seawall or playing a pick-up game of 
football on Thompson field. 

Even with all his extracurricular activities, Doug stead- 
fastly pursued his Russian major. Having a great in- 
terest in the Russian people, Doug spent much time study- 
ing the history and government of Russia as well as 
learning to speak the language. A trip to Russia during 
one of his summers here at the Academy was one of 
Doug's big dreams. 

Doug's constant smile and good sense of humor are well 
known and will make him a real credit to the Naval Ser- 



Back Row: B. S. Willis, R. T. Scott, Jr., D. C. Tabb, 
Jr., J. R. Cottingham, C. S. Prouty, W. M. Calhoun, 
S. A. Davey, M. L. Frey. Third Row: R. Paradis, N. 
A. Marks, B. L. Turner, W. T. Broadhurst, D. D. 

Geismar, Jr., L. D. Boaz, R. J. Crockett. Second Row: 
L. D. Madden, R. J. Bliss, B. S. Kozuch, J. B. Cook, 
II, D. R. Ruesh, L. W. Smith, III. Front Row: R. W. 
Skrotsky, M. P. Currie, R. C. Friel, M. D. Robertson. 


be ruled by time, the wisest counselor of all. 





Back Row: S. N. Wilson, III, W. R. AAetzger, M. G. 
Taylor, E. C. Dozier, J. T. Dunn, J. F. Kern. Third 
Row: L. J. Mrozak,, J. S. Cullen, L. B. Elliott, G. W. 
Schmidt, J. F. Anderson, Jr., W. B. Tirrell. Second 

Row: J. P. O'Brien, M. E. Ball, G. A. Eastman, R. 
L. Ferris, J. D. Russell. Front Row: W. L. Hogan, Jr. 
J. P. Bahringer, D. A. Sager, W. M. Downing. 


Back Row: C. C. Chatain, M. D. Hess, F. A. Rob- Second Row: D. N. Schneider, K. C. Cech, T. P. 

erts, W. G. Anderson, T. W. LaForce, J. L. Anderson, 
T. H. Smith, W. C. Sauls, Jr., F. J. Curnow, D. Y. 
Yatras. Third Row: C. A. Gray, W. J. Laz, Jr., R. D. 
Bennett, T. J. Belichick, R. E. Reedy, W. L. Breck- 
inridge VI, M. C. Morgan, H. J. Halliday, R. J. Lemke. 

Cruser, R. A. Wolf, R. K. Perkins, R. J. McDevitt, 
A. J. Overbeck, D. W. Russell. Front Row: M. S. 
Smith, R. M. Stromberg, J. B. Higgins, J. B. Kelley, 
J. W. Molloy, M. K. Johannsen, C. H. Edmonds. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Mai. Mitchell 

fall set stripers 

C. E. Coffin, Ill-Cdr.; T. M. Lewis-Sub.; J. W. Barnes, Jr.-C.P.O. 

J. J. Draper, III— Cdr.; R. V. Smart— Sub.; T. M. Lewis— C. P.O. 

winter set stripers 
J. H. Mason-Co. Cdr.; F. L. Nolta— Co. Sub.; O. K. Power— C.P.O. 


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Johnny was an Army brat for seventeen years before 
he left the nomadic Army camps and found himself a home 
in the U.S. Navy. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve and 
had attended submarine school at New London, standing 
quite high in his class, and had qualified for his "silver" 
dolphins while still only a student at Columbian Pre- 
paratory School in Washington, D.C. Johnny earned his 
stars while a youngster and was always noted for his 
friendly, and honest personality, and his willingness to 
share his time and energy to anyone in need. He spent 
his afternoons on the gym deck and in the rifle range 
where he performed well for Navy.. On the weekends, he 
could often be seen discussing, intently, the philosophical 
concepts of the state of marriage with his "Uncle Charlie" 
and other close friends. This young man promises the 
Navy a dedicated and dynamic officer and will be a 
strong pillar of this country's security. 

GEORGE LESTER BECKER Garland, Pennsylvania 

George, better known by his friends as "The Beak", 
came to the Naval Academy from a year at Columbian 
Prep. An excellent athlete, George wasted little time get- 
ting on the plebe training tables in cross country, indoor 
track, and outdoor track. George won his Varsity "N" 
in 150 Pound Football. He has that type of personality 
that . . . well . . . it's just impossible not to take a liking 
to him after you've met him, an invaluable asset whether 
he chooses a career in the Navy or civilian life. Second 
class summer sold George on Naval Aviation. His four 
years after graduation will almost assuredly be spent in 
that program. After that . . . whatever he chooses — suc- 

PETER KAY BRYAN Fort Meade, Maryland 

After spending a year in the Army and attending the 
Military Academy Preparatory School, this "Army Brat" 
finally got on the right course by entering the Naval 
Academy. Once here, "P.K.'s" military background and 

natural aptitude for the service stood him in good stead 
by enabling him to quickly adapt to the Academy's rigor- 
ous routine. As a service junior, Pete has lived in many 
parts of the country as well as abroad, and the only reason 
that presents itself for his allegiance to the Lone Star 
state is the "Sandblower's" natural inclination to associate 
himself with something big. Although small in size, Pete 
possessed ample athletic ability to earn his numerals in 
both plebe and varsity squash and tennis. Pete was never 
one to sweat studies as his "steam" and "skinny" profs 
will attest, but natural ability in math and way with 
words were always sufficient to pull him through no 
matter how much time he spent dragging members of the 
fairer sex on week ends and talking to them on the phone 
during study hour. There is no doubt that "P.K." will 
make a fine officer in whichever branch of the service 
he "chooses, but if those baby blue eyes of his hold out 
I predict a career in Naval Aviation for Pete. 










Coming from Memphis, Tennessee, Dwight traveled to 
the Academy after attending Memphis State University for 
two years. Spending most of plebe year on the squash and 
tennis team training tables, Dwight easily adapted himself 
to the rigors of life here at Navy. Continuing with varsity 
squash and tennis during his upper class years, Dwight 
combined his strong desire to win and his natural ability 
to become a prominent figure in the teams' successes. 
Drawing from his southern gentleman charm and talents, 
Dwight, a likable guy, enjoys swooning the members 
of the fairer sex. In all, his easy going manner should 
make it easy for Dwight to succeed in whatever field 
he chooses after graduation. 


Bronx, New York 

Ed is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School in New 
York City, where he excelled in both math and science. 
At the Naval Academy he continued his proficiency in 
these subjects in both the regular curriculum and the 
electives he mastered. His special interests in the academic 
field included mechanical and aeronautical engineering. 
As a result of his diligent work Ed occasionally had the 
honor of wearing stars. His athletic ability was a big 
factor in leading the company cross country team to two 
Brigade championships. He was also an active member of 
the Newman Club. Despite the rigors he encountered 
in that first year he always maintained his jovial sin- 
cere attitude. This jovial nature carried over to his out- 
side activities and he was a welcome addition to inform- 
al as well as formal functions. His sincere attitude and 
quest for perfection will undoubtedly assure him of a 
successful career as an officer. 


Traveling from the land of Woo Poo, Newburg, New 
York, Chet came directly from high school to the Academy. 
This was so direct a route that he missed his high school 
graduation exercises so that he could be sworn in with 
the rest of the class. While at Newburg Free Academy, 
he signed up with the reserves and spent his senior summer 
in "boot" training. Upon his arrival, he was well prepared 
for the rigors of plebe year and handled them with com- 
parative ease. Since then, he has never failed to move 
forward nor to cease his conquests in fields such as aca- 
demics, athletics, and the fairer sex. Being active in the 
Brigade, Chet has been on the Honor Committee, Christ- 
mas Card Committee and the Reception Committee. Pres- 
ently interested in submarines, he has his goal set at 
Nuclear Power School although Naval Aviation still seems 
like a possible choice. Whatever his choice, the Navy will 
be gaining a very capable officer. 


N ewburyport, Massachusetts 

Ed came to the Naval Academy after having spent a 
semester at the United States Coast Guard Academy in 
New London, Connecticut, a semester at Northeastern 
University in Boston, and a year at NAPS. He easily ad- 
justed to the rigorous routine of Academy life and his 
pleasant personality and good humor won him many 
friends. Ed was an avid bridge player and often during 
study hour he could be seen enjoying the game. He was a 
friend to all and was always willing to help anyone. As 
of now, Ed plans to make the Navy line his career, a 
branch in which he will definitely be a valuable asset. 







JOHN JOSEPH DRAPER III Paterson, New Jersey 

John came here directly from East Side High School in 
Paterson, New Jersey where he was editor-in-chief of the 
school newspaper. He was quick to adapt to the ways of 
the Navy. With him, John brought an undiminishing 
supply of spirit and energy. He extended these to the 
Brigade in many ways. John was a member of the Hop 
Committee. He was a key factor on a Brigade-Champion 
cross country team and supported the Big Blue by don- 
ning the garb of a cheerleader. It has been John's desire 
to add his name to the list of astronauts, and it is the 
opinion of all that he has what it takes. 


New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 

Tom came to the Academy from New Wilmington, 
Pennsylvania, by way of NAPS, where he was a standout 
on the gridiron. A broken collar-bone and a broken leg 
curbed his football aspirations on the plebe team and 
the varsity, so he settled for being a 35th company main- 
stay on the intramural level. Tom never had any trouble 
with the books and found time to work a Political Science 
major into his busy schedule. As busy as he was with 
sports and studies, Tom was always available for a 
friendly gab session or an occasional game of bridge. 
When not playing a sport of one kind or another, Tom 
liked to spend his leisure time listening to good music 
and reading good books. His quick wit and fine sense 
of humor have won him many friends and should con- 
tribute, along with his enthusiasm for work, to make him 
a fine officer. 










Glen Head, New York 

Buzz matriculated at the Naval Academy directly from 
North Shore High School on Long Island. He brought 
with him a desire to continue the excellent academic and 
athletic traits that had marked his high school years. 
Athletically, soccer prowess earned him a spot on the 
plebe and varsity teams, climaxed by the National 
Championship. As goalie, he blanked the opposition in 
the championship game. Academically he did not attain 
the same heights, but he did manage a few bright spots 
while struggling through the curriculum. His toughest 
subject was the Post's crossword puzzle: "It does build 
your vocabulary." He could usually be found scratching 
his head with his pencil during most of his free periods 
if he was not contemplating in his horizontal blue of- 
fice. He always had questions to ask about his studies, 
his favorite being: "What's a seven letter word for 
...?'' On Sundays, his voice was distinguishable in the 

Chapel Choir. A little off-key perhaps, but he tried. All 
in all, Buzz has the makings of a fine officer and he 
should excel in whatever branch of the service he chooses. 


Flossmoor, Illinois 

After displaying his wrestling abilities in high school, 
Willie came to USNA to see how the "Navy Ride" was 
really worked. Not only did he excel in wrestling, but in 
academics and the many other pursuits which tend to 
make a well rounded Mid, as well. "The toad" has been 
a frequent visitor of the Superintendent's List as well as 
Buzzy's. He is always present with the right comment at 
the right time and is always ready to tutor any who may 
need such. It is hard to figure where in his five foot seven 
inch frame he puts his eight feet of personality. His fu- 
ture plans include a short tour at Nuclear Power School, 
a short tour at Sub School and then a short twenty with 
the Navy. With "the toad" it should be no trouble at all, 
and many men will be better off having known him. 


Miami, Florida 

Before coming to the Academy, Jim, better known as 
"Huffer," spent a year at Auburn as an NROTC mid- 
shipman. Wanting to see what the real Navy was like, 
he came to the Academy. When he came here whole new 
horizons opened to him. He never rowed before, but now 
his heart is in the crew team. He has also been a key man 
in radio station WRNV. If you ever had a problem you 
could always count on Jim's help. His sense of humor 
and high spirit will win him friends wherever he goes. 
Upon graduation the Navy will have one of the most ded- 
icated destroyermen it has ever known. 

THOMAS MacARTHUR LEWIS Seattle, Washington 

Tom came to the Academy after spending a year at 
the University of Washington. An outstanding football 
player in high school, he decided to concentrate on the 
javelin while at the Academy, winning his "N" youngster 
year. A member of the Naval Reserve before entering, 
he adjusted readily to Academy life. A hard worker, and 
a hard player, Tom did not limit himself to athletics, but 





did well enough in his subjects to enable him to branch 
out into a number of elective courses, while concentrating 
in the field of Oceanography. While at the Academy, Tom 
was known for his energy and enthusiasm, as well as a 
ready sense of humor. Well liked by those who have ever 
come in contact with him, Tom will be both an asset 
and a credit to the Navy during his career. 

JOHN HERBERT MASON Monroeville, Pennsylvania 

Jack came to the Naval Academy straight from high 
school in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but he had no trouble 
adjusting to the rigors of the Academy "rat race." He 
immediately set to work and became a star student plus 
continuously appearing on the Superintendent's List. His 
Math major came to him without much difficulty and 
there was always a guiding hand available to a puzzled 
classmate. Jack spent a great deal of his time performing 
for Coach Higgins and the Navy swimming team as a 
backstroker. He also found time to make spot appearances 
at Catholic Choir rehearsals and sing in the Choir on 
Sunday mornings. Necessarily, the rest of his time Jack 
had to get some sleep. Sometimes it was after taps, but 
it could have been during free periods, during study hour, 
or during classes; no matter when or where, Rip Van 
Winkle always got his sleep. Then, on those big occasions, 
he could be found with that special girl on his arm. With 
Jack's natural ability to get along with others and his 
conscientious efforts in all directions, his future in the 
Navy will be bright and promising, no matter which 
branch of the Navy he selects. 


New Castle, Pennsylvania 

Ron joined the ranks of '66 after graduating from 
high school at New Castle, Pa., and attending NAPS for 
a year. Plebe year was the beginning of a diversification 
of interests. Ron developed as a varsity athlete by playing 
squash for Navy. He has been an asset to his company in 
that his grades were always good and he was more than 
willing to help a classmate in need. His four years here 
did much in sharpening his powers of learning, as he 
pursued a Mathematics .major from youngster year. 


Touring Europe during second class summer, Ron broad- 
ened his knowledge of the peoples of the world. Ron's most 
noticed trait is his drive — making him a sure success what- 
ever his career may be. 


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 

Dick came to the Naval Academy from Myrtle Beach, 
South Carolina, well qualified to do a good job. His ex- 
perience, ability, and interest in athletics, especially foot- 
ball, made him an important part of the company's ef- 
forts in sports. He did much for his classmates through 
such jobs as Ring and Crest Committee Representative 
but, primarily, through academic help which he was well 
qualified to give. The key to his success in academics 
wasn't just ability. Dick was one of the hardest workers 
around, and it paid off. It resulted in Superintendent's 
List, stars, a Nuclear Science major, and a background 
that will result in his success, regardless of where in the 
Navy he may decide to go. 




"Georgia Tech may win the game but we'll settle for the girls.' 1 


Bill entered the Naval Academy after graduating from 
University Military School in Mobile, Alabama. A true 
Alabama man, his gentlemanly southern nature is readily 
apparent. From reveille to taps, he could be counted on 
for a good natured conversation or an argument. Bill's 
interest in athletics was over at Hubbard Hall where he 
went almost every afternoon rowing on the varsity light- 
weight crew. Bill was a good student and kept a good 
academic record. He took several overloads in Russian, 
his major field of interest, in addition to being a member 
of the Russian Club. Bill is a capable man of hard, quiet 
determination and he will be a credit to the Naval 

FRANKLIN LYMAN NOLTA Oak Harbor, Washington 

Being a Navy Junior, Frank has had many places he's 
called home, but the one he'll probably be remembered for 
is Whidbey Island, Washington. It was from here that he 
launched many an escapade. Rejecting a scholarship to 
Washington, he decided to accept the life of a plebe. 
Unlike a lot, Frank wasn't too flustered with activities 
plebe year. Youngster year he set out to find excitement, 
and found exactly that from Norfolk to Honolulu. 

An aspirant for Wings of Gold, he spent much of his 
time protecting his eyes by non-stop sleeping or looking 
at the fairer sex. When not asleep,' on liberty or giving 
a certain Woo Poo officer fits, he could be found on the 
athletic field playing football, soccer, or tennis. In these 
he excelled and was an inspiration to his teammates. 

Among Frank's extracurricular activities were his jobs 


as Lucky Bag Rep and Reception Committee Rep. Though 
he engaged in many a pitched battle with the Academic 
Departments his superiority was displayed by his Super- 
intendent's List standing. His humorous and timely com- 
ments made the similar battles of others more bearable. 
Whether he gets his Wings or not, whatever branch he 
goes into will get one of the best men in the Navy. 

OLIVER KENNETH POWER Kosciusko, Mississippi 

Ken came to us via Mississippi State where he spent 
the year following graduation from high school at Kos- 
ciusko. After the rigors of plebe year, he settled down in 
a pattern of academic overloads toward his Aeronautical 
Engineering major. He could always be seen at his desk, 
industriously studying toward that end. Ken was always 
a hard worker and will do well, whatever his career 
choice. He hopes to apply his academic major in the field 
of Navy Air. Wherever he goes, Ken will work hard and 
succeed at his endeavors. His sense of humor and wit will 
carry him far. 











South Boston, Massachusetts 


Carl, better known as "C.J." by his classmates, came to 
the Academy after attending Holy Cross for a year where 
he was an active NROTC member. After validating cours- 
es in English and foreign language, Carl has continued 
to excel in the History Department. He has become an 
authority on foreign relations and history. In the world 
of sports Carl was an active runner on the Brigade Cham- 
pionship Cross Country Teams and was a standout goalie 
on the fieldball team. Carl was always the person to see 
when you were in need of a true friend, always helping 
you out when you needed it most. After graduation, the 
smiling Irishman from South Boston plans to head for 
Pensacola and Navy Air. 


Before joining our ranks as a midshipman, Mike lived 
in Memphis, Tennessee. There he attended White Station 
High School where he lettered in cross country and 
track. At Navy, he continued his athletic interests and 
became a member of the varsity swimming team. He was 
also an active member of the Officer's Christian Union 
and the Foreign Relations Club. Mike was never one to 
let the academic departments get ahead of him, his 
studies always came first even if it meant losing a little 
sleep. "Work first, play later" was his creed and he did 
well by it with his sights set on Nuclear Power School. 
His friendliness, his determination to get the job done, 
and his dedication to the service will make him an out- 
standing officer. 


ROBERT VINCENT SMART Arlington, Virginia 

Bob followed in the footsteps of his brother when 
he entered the Naval Academy just a week and a half 
after graduating from Wakefield High School in Ar- 
lington, Virginia. Bob was known for his love of cross 
country and he was seen running his miles, and doing 
calisthenics for exercise almost every day. His second 
joy was singing in the Glee Club and in the Protestant 
Chapel Choir. With study, Bob managed to keep his aca- 
demic standing very high. His major field of interest 
was oceanography and meteorology, and he spent a great 
deal of time reading matter related to those subjects. Bob 
is an even tempered, industrious man who applies him- 
self well to any task, and he should go far in the Navy. 

CHARLES D. TEBRICH Springfield, Vermont 

Entering the Academy from Ann Arbor, Michigan, 
upon graduation from high school, Chuck easily adapted 
himself to the military routine. His participation in plebe 
and varsity baseball and 150 pound football demonstrated 
his athletic ability, and his knowledge and enthusiasm 
for sports was unsurpassed. He was always available 
for a good bull session and was never one to let the 
books get in the way of a good time. This occasionally 
led to an anxious moment during exam week, but 
Chuck always managed to rise to the occasion. In addi- 
tion to sports, his interests included bridge, soft music, 
and the opposite sex, the latter two preferably together. 
Among Chuck's memories of Navy will certainly be the 
1963 Army-Navy baseball game in which he replaced 
Roger Staubach, not a small accomplishment for a 
mortal. Chuck's easy-going personality, topped with his 
ability to get a job done, even under the most adverse 
circumstances, make him a welcome addition to the fleet. 




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Back Row: M. F. Brady, C. S. Prahl, H. C. Castle, Jr., 
M. Kelly, III, A. R. Thornton, R. D. Griffen, M. R. 
Sutton. Third Row: C. W. Penque, R. K. Farver, J. B. 
Williams, Jr., P. R. Wilson, W. J. Nelson. Second 

Row: C. T. White, S. L. Case, J. R. Martin, Jr., D. 
R. Ellis, Jr., F. E. Rook. Front Row: J. W. Kopp, Jr., 
L. A. Christian, J. C. Barber, E. H. Mills. 


throw fear to the wind, 




Back Row: W. W. Snavely, Jr., L L. Pickett, J. P. 
Brown, W. M. Sweatt, Jr., R. G. Nolan, T. P. Murray, 
G. E. Tucker, G. A. Clefton, W. D. Tuck, II. Third 
Row: D. E. Moser, Jr., C. R. Fontz, L. N. Spitzer, 
R. C. Reimert, J. A. Ylitalo, E. H. Poolin, E. J. 

Quidort. Second Row: R. A. Dudderar, J. A. Osth, 
R. D. Strouse, M. D. McSweeney, R. B. Bauman. 
Front Row: S. L. Sorice, W. Errickson, C. C. O'Banks, 
T. A. Colbourn. 


Back Row: F. H. Baron, J. A. Wineski, Jr., R. T. 
Saxton III, J. J. Stevens, R. J. Mellars, P. N. Kaufman, 
P. J. Farrell, R. W. Boynton, G. M. Ytteroal. Third 
Row: M. R. Hall, J. M. Rogers, C. C. Karlan, J. W. 
Lahren, R. M. Tuttle, C. B. Campbell, J. A. Latour- 

rette. Second Row: M. P. AAoore, J. B. Hawkins, Jr., 

P. A. Kostick, Jr., A. F. Appollaro, T. J. Verrengia, 

J. W. Speer, A. L. Lane. Front Row: J. M. Cochrane, 

J. B. Slaight, IV, E. C. Simmons, W. C. Rogers, 
J. H. Booine. 



spring set stripers 

Company Officer 
Lt. Baker 

fall set stripers 

A. L. Hoggs, Jr.-Cdr.; P. Weil-Sub.; S. A. Rommel, Jr.— C.P.O. 

A. Hogg— Co. Cdr.; D. Weil-Sub. Cdr.; D. E. Schuder-C.P.O. 

winter set stripers 

K. J. Kirby-Co. Cdr.; M. I. Brown— Co. Sub.; J. D. Kuechle, Jr.- 






Henderson, Texas 

Koy, a rompin', stompin' Texan from the word go, 
came to Navy from New Mexico Military Institute where 
he lettered in football. Using his grid talents to the ut- 
most he frequented the training tables and managed to 
escape many of the less likable traits of plebe year. Never 
one to let an incident go to waste, Koy continued to keep 
his classmates laughing right through to graduation, 
while at the same time managed to improve his class 
standing with each successive semester. An avid music 
lover, he seemed to jump at the word 'folk' adding 
the banjo and guitar to his fast increasing repertoire 
of funny stories. Opposing intramural track and football 
teams found him not so humorous, however, as Koy led 
many of his Company teams to victory. Never one for 
eastern girls, he managed to find many a southwestern 
cutie in the immediate area. Looking for the girls may 
have injured old 'Tex's' eyesight but Koy is bound to be a 
tremendous addition to the Navy Supply Corps after 
graduation, as his ability to do an excellent job while 
keeping that warm smile is unsurpassed by any — even an 
H. GORDON AKST West Chester, Pennsylvania 

Gordy came to the Naval Academy directly from 
Freeport High School in New York. Patient and easy- 
going, he quickly learned what the Academic Departments 
wanted and has earned stars every semester. Familiar 
with small boating on Long Island, Gordy took to yawl 
sailing here, and as a result sailing and sailboats have 
been his major interest since.* Upon graduation he hopes 
to join the fleet as a line officer. 

ROY MORROW BELL Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Coming from Penn Hills High School in the "Steel 
City" of Pittsburgh, Roy had no trouble at all adapting 
himself to Academy life. His pleasing personality, quick 
wit, and ability to get along with people fared him well 
in the battles of plebe year, and continued to do so 
during his remaining years at USNA. After ending a 

brilliant basketball career in high school by making 
several all-star squads, Roy became a mainstay in the 
Navy basketball program, earning his first letter during 
his youngster year. He also gained fame as a real smasher 
on the Company volleyball teams and as a bone crusher 
on the plebe lacrosse suicide squad. Although his grades 
were not the most outstanding, Roy always survived the 
academic wars and fought the demons of the Skinny De- 
partment with the best of them. As a confirmed bachelor, 
Roy never dated any one girl steadily throughout his 
tenure as a midshipman, but most of his friends feel 
that some day he will be snared. Roy's wonderful per- 
sonality and hard working attitude will surely make him 
one of Uncle Sam's finest Naval officers. 









MICHAEL IRWIN BROWN Pottsville, Pennsylvania 

Mike came to the Naval Academy after a year at 
Bullis Prep, bringing with him his football abilities and 
easy going manner. He could be seen any fall afternoon 
on the gridiron with the 150 pound team. Studies were 
not exceptionally hard for Mike. Despite this fact, Mike 
and the Academic Department had their differences, but 
he always managed to dominate the situation. This gay 
young blade was never at a loss for female companion- 
ship. A party boy at heart, Mike will always carry with 
him fond memories of welcome leave. The German De- 
partment holds special interest for Mike and it is in 
this field which he hopes to continue. 


Glendora, California 

Mike came to the Academy after attending Mount San 
Antonio College in Walnut, California for one year. He 
graduated from Charter Oak High School in Covina, 
California. He had the distinction of graduating "lucky" 
number 13 in his high school class. Since the Engineering 
Department showed him no mercy, he needed this luck. 
Mike picked Naval Management as his major and over- 
loaded in Psychology. A compact athlete, Mike enjoyed 
the sports program at the Academy. His specialty was 
track, and he ran on the plebe mile relay team. When 
it came to Company intramural sports, although he 
wasn't exactly a giant (5'7" and 140 pounds) he played 
heavyweight football. Mike, when he wasn't studying or 
on the athletic field, could be found writing letters. Even 
though his music ability was limited, his interest wasn't. 
He enjoyed listening to all fojms of music. After gradu- 
ation, Mike hopes to enter Supply School. With his 
"easy going" personality, sense of humor and ability 
to get the job done, he "will become a fine Naval officer. 

JAMES JOSEPH GALVIN Somerville, Massachusetts 

J. J. made his way to the Naval Academy straight 
from Matignon High in Somerville, Massachusetts. J. J. 
is noted for his quick wit and shrewdness, which have 
failed him in only two cases, for each of which he 
wears the symbolic "black N." Furthermore, J. J. is a 
great sports advocate, having much interest in the 
history of sports as well as participation. He has con- 
tinuously utilized his aggressive skills on the playing 
fields toward the success of the Company soccer, field- 
ball, and softball teams. J. J., being a well-rounded Mid, 
spent most of the weekends that he was not on restriction, 
bestowing his charms on the fairer sex. Jim's light- 
hearted disposition will be one of his greatest assets 
in winning friends and success as he is pursuing his 
career in the Navy Line. 

WEBB REILLY GILMORE Kansas City, Missouri 

Despite four long years of rigorous and monastic life 
within the gray walls of Bancroft Hall, Webb managed 
to maintain a personality that was his and his alone. 
Webb, or Gilly, as he was called by his many friends, 
was led to Annapolis by the prospect of an interesting 
and demanding life. Coming straight from Southwest 
High School in Kansas City, Missouri, he soon let it 
be known that this was just the type of challenge that 
he relished. An excellent student, and one who made 
the Superintendent's List with regularity, Webb took 
his studies in easy stride and was always willing to help 
out a classmate in academic distress. A company sports 
enthusiast, he participated in lightweight football and 
squash, and was a member of a brigade championship 
cross country team. The week's end often found Webb 
escaping from the confines of Bancroft Hall and bright- 
ening the lives of the sweet young locals. Upon gradua- 
tion, he plans to pursue a .career in nuclear submarines. 









Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 

When he came to the Academy fresh out of high 
school in his home town of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 
Andy was probably no more shocked by what he saw 
here than most new plebes. He adjusted to the change 
and challenge of Navy life better than most, however, 
and was consequently, during his tenure here, one of 
the more outstanding members of the Brigade. With aca- 
demics never presenting any serious problems, Andy was 
able to devote a large amount of his time to his chief 
extracurricular interest, the varsity swimming team, on 
which he piled up an enviable record over the years. 
Pursuing a major in the Weapons Department, he hopes 
to put what he learned to use in a career as an EDO. 
Whatever branch of the service he enters, we may be 
sure that Andy's strong motivation and personality will 
assure him of success. 


MICHAEL RAY HOLLAND Klamath Falls, Oregon 

Coming to Annapolis from Klamath Falls, Oregon, 
Mike made a move of transcontinental proportions; but 
this change didn't alter his style of success. A standout 
in football, basketball and track, as well as music and 
the creative arts, Mick left Sacred Heart Academy as 
its most distinguished graduate and its first representa- 
tive to the Naval Academy. In response to this challenge, 
he branded his every effort in the East with the same 
mark of distinction that had set apart his achievements 
in the West. Here he continued to excel in athletics, 
specializing in a tough brand of boxing that defied his 
opponents to so much as graze his well-guarded "glass 
nose". But Mike gained his greatest fame throughout 
the Brigade as an artist and cartoonist without equal. 
He passed away many hours in colorful and enthusiastic 

descriptions of his family, the outdoors, the West's many 
wonders, and other subjects which held places of special 
significance. But even more than his words, it was 
Mike's actions — his straightforward, aggressive manner, 
and the perseverance, dedication and stamina, which 
were particularly evident when he earned the wings of 
an airborne-qualified parachutist — that left no doubt of 
an outstanding future. 










Pleasantville, New York 

Coming from an outstanding scholastic and athletic 
background, Al had a headstart on his life as a mid- 
shipman. He was an outstanding plebe football player 
and a member of the Naval Academy all-star rugby team. 
Youngster year, Al transferred his football ability to 
the Battalion field where he helped lead the Sixth Battalion 
to the Brigade Championship. Al's leadership only began 
on the athletic field. Academically he was consistently 
on the Superintendent's List and wore stars. Al always 
had a word of encouragement and a minute to spare; 
whether your problems were academic or personal, you 
could always rely on him for help. One of Al's greatest 
facets was his ability to see the bright side of everything. 
Seldom without a smile, Al would never admit that some- 
thing "couldn't be done." His spare time was spent on 
the athletic field where he was always willing to try or 

play anything. Al's leadership qualities followed him 
everywhere and brought him an abundance of friends 
who, along with his classmates and teammates, will 
agree that Al will be a welcome addition to the Naval 


Baldwin, New York 

Following graduation from Baldwin High, Rich headed 
for the college campus of Franklin and Marshall only 
to trade the easy going fraternity life for Navy Blue 
and Gold. He is a fine athlete on both varsity and intra- 
mural levels and a rough competitor in any game or 
party. Most of his time in the fall is taken up earning 
"N" stars in varsity soccer. Rich is well known for his 
carefree yet serious attitude towards every task he 
undertakes from studying to eating. Rich enjoyed second 
class summer, and in 1966 Navy Air may just very well 
find an easy going smiling student at Pensacola. With 
Rich's fine attitude we know that he will continue to find 
success in the future. 


Easy going, mild mannered, and hard working, Ken 
graduated from Norview High School, in Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia, where he was a standout athlete in baseball, basket- 
ball, and track. During his four years at the Academy, 
Ken managed to continue his excellent athletic record, 
beginning in his first year when he started as first base- 
man for the Plebe team, and a year later when he was 
easily the most versatile ball-player under Coach Joe 
Duff, playing every infield position. His outstanding 
ability and athletic prowess have made him a great asset 
to the Navy baseball squad. Ken has never lacked for 
friends of either sex, due to his friendly smile and win- 
ning personality. He maintains a cool head and a calm, 
reserved attitude during situations of stress and has 
exceptional qualities for leadership. Ken's future can 
bring nothing but success for him. 

JOHN FREDRICK KOPPLIN Manchester, Connecticut 

Contrary to the usual turn of events, neither the 
Executive nor the Academic Departments bothered 





"Kops." Entering the Academy with nearly a genius IQ. 
John soon found many things to fill his mind. At the 
top of the list is reading his hometown newspaper, to 
which John devotes at least one hour each day. John's 
intimate knowledge of his high school annual soon led 
to his opening of a June Week Drag Service, with selected 
"beauties" from Manchester High School as the lucky 
recipients of invitations to June Week. One of Heinz 
Lentz' star pupils, Kops managed to major in Heinz" 
extracurricular survival courses in the Natatorium for 
the majority of his career at the Academy. During young- 
ster year he tried an astronomy project — much to the 
dismay of his roommates — which soon turned his room 
into a small observatory complete with telescope. John's 
varied interests and intelligence will assure him of a 
fine Naval career. 
JOHN DANIEL KUECHLE Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

The Fox, who hails from the city of beer, but hates 
it, is one of those rare mids who apparently never 
lacks money. He is even more rare in that he very 
often spends his cash on food and drink for his drag. 
Other than being an amazing and magnanimous soul, 
John has distinguished himself both academically and 
athletically. Though John proves his high intelligence by 
wearing stars, he does not let the work load curtail his 
extensive study of combatant aircraft and ships. On the 
athletic side of his life, John braved the stench of 
the wrestling loft to be a member of a Brigade Cham- 
pionship wrestling team and endured the Maryland freeze- 
to help lightweight football teams to many victories. 
Whatever branch of service John picks, he is bound to 
be an excellent Naval Officer. 


Don, coming to USNA from a two year stretch at 
Case Institute of Technology and an avowed Sigma Chi 
man, had a head start on many of his classmates both 
in personality and academics. This was not only a boon 
to him, but also to a few of his classmates who happened 
to be seeking mature advice, or a good collegiate size, 
tall tale. Having played the clarinet and saxophone for 


ten years before arriving at Navy, Don proved to be 
one of the finest midshipmen in the various musical veins 
of the school. Playing lead alto for the NA-IO and Con- 
cert Band, plus adding his basso profundo to the Chapel 
Choir took much of his free time, but he still managed 
to become an integral part of many intramural sports, 
while the Masqueraders and the Musical Clubs' Show 
also were able to make excellent use of his varied talents. 
Academics were never much trouble for Don and if ever 
there was a need for an "A" on a test, he always seemed 
to come up with the right answers (he is known to have 
invented the "bag-sprint" method of study). A bachelor 
by nature, no single lass has tied him up as yet although 
many have had the opportunity of his escorting. Perhaps 
someday he'll settle down, but then again the combina- 
tion of a nuclear submariner and a jazz musician doesn't 
tend to add up to a henpecked husband. 









Norfolk, Virginia 

Bill came to the Academy from his most recent home, 
Norfolk, after graduating from Granby High School 
where he was a member of the National Honor Society 
as well as captain of the football team. Launched into 
the trials of Plebe Year, Bill emerged victorious. Aside 
from his participation in the Catholic Chapel Choir, 
most of Bill's activities at USNA have been devoted 
to studies. His chief endeavor was to obtain a major 
in Political Science from the E,H&G Department. Dur- 
ing his off time out of the pad, Bill discovered that 
there were a few hours of daylight between last period 
class and evening meal and he devoted these to the intra- 
mural sports program. In addition to other achieve- 
ments, he played center his second and third class years 
on the brigade champion battalion football team. A Navy 
junior, Bill is uncertain whether he will follow his 
father's steps or continue after leaving the Academy 
to become a graduate of Quantico. 


Fresh from the sunny climes of Tampa, Florida, Wayne 
came to USNA from Chamberlain H.S. with a smile 
and a disposition to match. Oley, as he is known to his 
classmates, has pursued the goal of becoming a success- 
ful, dedicated Naval officer. He was an outstanding stu- 
dent and his hard work kept him on the Superintendent's 
List for four years. While pursuing a major in mathe- 
matics, he still found time to tutor any classmates in 
need. His athletic endeavors, mosdy on the company 
level, earned him success in squash, soccer, lightweight 
football and cross country, with the numerals of a Brigade 
champion in the last. Despite his academic workload, 
Wayne still found time for an active social life. Wayne 
has an avid interest in the Navy, always keeping up to 
date on professional knowledge. After graduation Wayne 
plans a career in nuclear submarines. 


'No! No! No! You mustn't go Nucy Poo!" 


Just a few weeks after graduating from Loyola Acad- 
emy in Chicago, Bill arrived at USNA sharply dressed 
in a brown ivy league suit and with long wavy hair 
looking forward to four prosperous years at the Academy 
and a career in the Naval Service. While at the Academy 
Bill has always been a sports enthusiast and has done 
an outstanding job for the company soccer, lightweight 
football and softball teams. As for academics, Bill has 
had no trouble and has worn stars for his ability and 
efforts. However, Bill was always one to have a good 
time and could seldom be found in his room on the week- 
ends. He has a mild manner and a keen sense of humor 
that will win him friends and success wherever he 
goes. At the Academy Bill became very interested in 
aeronautical engineering and intends to pursue a career 
in Naval Aviation. 


West Gardiner, Maine 

One of the elite group of Midshipmen who call Maine 
their home, Butch, from West Gardiner via Higgins 
Classical Institute, arrived at the Academy ready to 
undergo the transition to Naval life. "Foxie," an Army 
brat, has made his mark in many fields. Academically, 
he barely missed the Superintendent's List, but rigorously 
applied himself in pursuit of a major in Electrical En- 
gineering. In the sports field Butch is admired for his 
physical prowess, and was a stalwart member of the 
battalion rugby and wrestling teams. The little time 
which he had left he donated to the BAC and Scuba 
Club. Butch wasn't one to let weekends go to waste, es- 
pecially when there was a pretty girl around to drag. 
Upon graduation Butch plans a career in the surface 

DANNY EARL SCHUDER Fort Benning, Georgia 

Danny has never forgotten his birthplace, Australia, 
his English ancestry, or his Army background. True to 
the English in him, Danny was an outstanding member 
of the first rugby team at the Academy. Though hours 
of "concentrated study" left his eyesight bleary, Danny 
managed to be a top man on the varsity rifle team. 
Academics very rarely bothered him. Danny spent many 
study hours reading the latest science fiction book or 
popular novel. His friendly smile and warm greetings 
made Danny one of the most popular and widely known 
men in the Brigade. His interest and aptitude will lead 
him to a distinguished Naval career. 






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Williston, North Dakota 

Via pony express, stage coach, train and plane, Jack 
came from the wilds of North Dakota where he attended 
Williston High School. After a never-to-be-forgotten 
plebe summer, Jack began four years of study, music 
and sports. Aside from a few bouts with the Engineering 
Department, academics never posed a problem. An ex- 
cellent musician in all fields, Jack could be found playing 
bugle for the Drum and Bugle Corps or arranging music 
for its football half time shows. In the NA-10 it was 
trumpet, and he played cornet in the Concert Band which 
he also directed. He sang in both the Glee Club and the 
Chapel Choir, and, as if this weren't enough, he added 
the five string banjo to his instrumentation during young- 
ster year. A more avid participant in intramural sports 
was hard to find. Volleyball, basketball, football, squash, 
cross country and soccer teams all had the benefit of his 
driving spirit and hard play. Whatever his ultimate choice, 
John's talent, intelligence and vivid sense of humor will 
carry him far. 


Doug came to the Academy from Bay City, Michigan, 
as a scared, lonely high school graduate like a great many 
of us. After sweating and running through plebe sum- 
mer, Doug jumped right into the rigors of plebe year 
with new and more taxing academics plus such extra- 
curricular activities as Antiphonal Choir, WRNV and 
the Amateur Radio Club — of which he has played a 
significant role in keeping in "running shape". When 
youngster year came along, Doug refused to expand his 
extracurricular activities so that he might pursue those 

long assignments in youngster history and others. How- 
ever, a rigorous second class summer and a good leave 
prompted Doug to add NA-10 to his list of extra 
"goodies." All of these plus being chief engineer of 
WRNV during second class year and a key man up 
at W3AD0 kept Doug a very busy mid. After gradua- 
tion, Doug plans to hang up the extracurricular activities 
for a while and, if his eyes hold out, take up flying as 
his main effort for the Navy. After Doug gets his 
wings, ASW work will be his main interest; too bad 
for enemy submarines. 


DONALD WEIL Corpus Christi, Texas 

Don came to the Naval Academy from the second larg- 
est state in the United States, and has always accom- 
plished what he has set out to do in a big way. He had 
a major part in putting together the 1966 LUCKY BAG. 
As managing editor, a continual pile of messenger en- 
velopes made their way into and out of the room daily. 
He has been on the Superintendent's list continually since 
plebe year and thrived on taking courses that did nothing 
but frustrate him all study hour. Don did meet a lot of 
people, though, by taking overloads, for every night it 
seemed that half of Bancroft Hall was in the room asking 
him how to do this problem and how to solve that one. 
His athletic inclinations lean toward the Severn River 
as part of the varsity sailing team and he is also an 
accomplished company lightweight football player. Don 
will join Admiral Rickover's boys upon graduation, and 
wherever the Navy sends him, it can count on a job 
"well done". 

DONALD MICHAEL YOUNG Spokane, Washington 

One of Spokane, Washington's finest, Mike brought to 
the Academy a record of national honors in scholastics 
and the Order of Demolay and state recognition in music, 
track and cross-country. An immediate success, he easily 
owns the "Most Weekends Taken By a Plebe" award. 
Though his favorite moments were spent at "slope zero," 
he found time outside his "horizontal office" hours to 
remain at the very top of his class while majoring in 
Math and Political Science. His afternoons and evenings 
were spent in varsity cross-country, the Drum and Bugle 
Corps, the Chapel Choir, or playing first trombone in the 
Academy dance band. In a class where quality is the 
ordinary, Mike's extraordinary excellence, reefed with 
a spirit that has added much to our four years at Annap- 
olis, has given the Naval Service the best — in an officer 
and shipmate. 





Back Row: C. J. Rosselle, R. L. Bakkila, D. M. Bom- 
arito, R. W. Cassell, Jr., J. M. Edwards, P. F. 
Schissler, Jr., S. L. Harrell, P. G. Lawson, II, G. P. 
Beamer. Third Row: D. B. Gillease, R. E. Lang, J. H. 
Cline, G. H. Thompson, G. D. Tabbert, M. J. David, 

Jr., D. C. Beaty. Second Row: R. Mies, R. Ruppert, G. 
S. Calnan, C. Cano, J. N. Hannon, J. E. Till. Fronf 
Row: R. P. Murrian, R. A. Fantauzzo, T. M. Schodow- 
ski, E. C. Finney, Jr., N. H. Oshiro. 

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there is a proper duty and proportion to be 
observed in the performance of 
every act of life. 

marcus aurelius 




Back Row: G. T. Satterfield, J. H. Pletscher, J. E. 
Ludwig, S. G. Anderson, E. W. Kratoril, C. J. 
Reeber, G. L. Fishman, J. B. Johnson. Third Row: 
R. T. Webb, F. D. Drake, J. H. Church, A. Vasilaus- 

kas, S. A. Johnson, R. O. Corey. Second Row; A. 
S. Dominick, Jr., C. G. Finefrock, D. M. Thompson, 
R. G. Naedel, N. C. Davis, II. Fronf Row: J. F. Fry, 
D. L. Davis, J. J. Schafer, Jr., D. E. Adams, Jr. 


Back Row: P. R. Renfree, T. A. McBrier, R. H. 
Henderson, D. F. Muir, R. M. Sedgley, J. G. Ward, 
W. C. Stanfield, W. Morgan, Jr., A. E. Bennett, Jr., 
J. Tato, M. T. Swanson. Third Row: G. D. Brink, 
J. F. Watson, C. R. Carroll, E. G. Bannat, W. R. Gar- 
land, J. H. Post III, M. J. Provencher, M. G. Strand. 

Second Row: T. C. Krai, E. A. Arllen, R. C. McDon- 
ough, Jr., A. G. Van Sant, F. H. Michaelis, Jr., K. 
M. Ture, M. P. Rrshel, J. A. Babb. Front Row: 
D. B. Mohammad, A. G. Teves, D. C. Overheim, D. 
B. Lawson, M. T. Dinnegan, Jr. 





fall set 

J. S. Redd-Cdr.; J. W. Snyder, Jr.— Sub., 
D. H. Moses— Acting C.P.O. 

w inter set 

J. S. Stewart, ll-D&B Cdr.; P. E. Walberg- 
D&B Sub.; D. C. Prickett, Jr.— C.P.O. 

spring set 

J. S. Redd-Cdr.; J. W. Snyder— Sub.; P. J. 
Johnson— C.P.O. 

in memoriam 

Steven Cutter Everett 

Robert Bernard Feustel 

James Vincent McKenna 

Joseph Thomas Robinson 

William Henry Starnes 

0- God, be^gdbd to me; 

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1966 class officers 

The officers of the Class of 1966 bridged the gap between the views of the 
Executive Department and those of the first class. They were not always success- 
ful but results were realized in many areas. Indoctrinating the Brigade on the Honor 
Concept was the most important function handled by the class officers. In addi- 
tion, various committees, such as the monument committee, the O'Club commit- 
tee, and the morale committee, were instituted. Further, the class fund was es- 
tablished, a class directory published and the class constitution written. In all, a 
fine group of men did an outstanding job. 

Bob Spooner— President 
Bill Clayton— Vice-president 
Bob Johnson— Secretary 
Al Sears— Treasurer 


yp squadron 


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The YP Squadron is an extra-curricular activity which 
exists for the purpose of providing voluntary additional 
training to midshipmen in the professional aspects of a 
seagoing Naval officer's life. The Squadron offers oppor- 
tunities for learning seamanship and shiphandling, pro- 
viding for the exercise of command and responsibility. 
Consisting of one boat for each battalion, the YP Squadron 
operates three afternoons a week in the fall and spring 
sports seasons. In addition, about three weekend cruises 
are taken each season to various ports of call in the gen- 
eral area. 


sailing squadron 

The goal of the Midshipman Sailing Squadron is to provide training 
under sail, racing and occasional recreation for its members. 

Daily, during the fall and .spring seasons, the squadron trains on the 
waters of the Chesapeake preparing for the summer ocean racing. 

This training is put to the test during the alternating Bermuda and 
Annapolis-Newport races in the summer as well as in intercollegiate events 
and yacht club races in home waters. 

Just for fun, the squadron makes use of their yachts for "drag sail- 
ing" and overnight cruises to Chesapeake Bay ports. 

Robert Hamilton— Commodore 

John Emmett 

John Beachy 

Chuck Grutzius 

Charlie Johnson 

John Grostick 

Ted Sterns 

Steven Case— Secretary 

Mike Korbet 

Alan Swinger— Rear Commodore 



The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astro- 
nautics is a technical society of approximately 35,000 sci- 
entists, engineer and technical manager members, whose 
purpose is to "advance aeronautics and astronautics by 
all appropriate means." To this end the Naval Academy 
Student Branch was formed in 1965 with V. V. Utgoff as 
faculty advisor. Lectures, movies and literature were made 
available, not only to members, but also to any interested 
midshipman or faculty member. 

scuba club 

The two environments still remaining to be explored by 
man are space and the underwater areas of the world. The 
Scuba Club gives midshipmen the opportunity to begin ex- 
ploration of the murky depths of the sea. Many hours are 
spent in the Natatorium learning the skills necessary to be- 
come a qualified diver. The training and experience received 
in this activity can prove very rewarding to the novice. The 
club provides fun and relaxation to the midshipmen in ad- 
dition to many services to other activities and organizations. 


foreign relations club 


This year, the Foreign Relations Club boasted the largest membership of any 
extra-curricular activity. Under the leadership of president Joe Taussig, advised by 
Professor Paone and Mr. Hennemeyer of the State Department, the Club sponsored 
a series of weekly programs concerning the international problems of the day. 
Throughout the year the members participated in student conferences at other col- 
leges, universities and the Pan-American Union, later forming the nucleus for 
NAFAC. Highlights of these programs included banquets, and speeches by repre- 
sentatives from the embassies of India and Pakistan, as well as by Admirals Kauff- 
man and Wright. One point that was heavily stressed throughout the year was the 
relationship between foreign affairs and the military establishment. 


W3ADO, the Amateur Radio Club, represents the Brigade in 
the world of radio communications. The objectives of W3ADO 
are to provide facilities for the development of interest in radio 
and electronics and to offer communications services for Midship- 
men to relatives around the World. Due to the recent renovation 
of Bancroft Hall, including extensive reorganization and moderni- 
zation of the W3ADO spaces above the Rotunda, the club has been 
relatively inactive for the past few years. However, upon comple- 
tion of the installation of much new, modern equipment, W3ADO 
expects to regain a leading position in service in efficient, pro- 
fessional amateur communications. 




In September the French Club began the 
year with a full program of activities, including 
YP drills, banquets, movies, trips, and two 
dances. The club was considerably aided by two 
officers in their first year with the Foreign 
Languages Department, Capitaine de Corvette 
Claude Deguinnes, FN and Ensign Dupont, 

USNR. One of the year's highlights was the in- 
auguration of a ceremony on Veteran's Day 
to honor the French who fought in the Ameri- 
can Revolution. The club was also fortunate to 
be able to see a production by the Comedie 
Francaise of L'Avare during a field trip to New 


The Italian Club of the U.S. Naval Acad- 
emy, under the direction of president Phil Boz- 
zelli 1/c, is an organization of midshipmen 
who speak or who are learning to speak Italian. 
The combined efforts of this year's officers 
produced fine banquets at which the club was 
fortunate to host many eminent guests. These 

guest speakers included correspondents and 
naval officers who delivered interesting dis- 
courses upon the opportunity to display their 
linguistic abilities at after dinner speaking. 
Club meetings and field trips rounded out a 
fruitful year. 



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The Russian Club has gone far beyond merely striving for fluency in 
the language. Largely through the efforts of Professor Tolstoy, we have 
been able to acquire modern Soviet movies which evoke very good at- 
tendance. Among those shown this year were Dimka and Yolanta. One 
of the aims of the club was to establish communication among the several 
clubs of local universities— Georgetown, George Washington, Trinity Col- 
lege and others. In addition to having their members over for banquets 
and sailing trips, we also attended their functions. Club members attended 
a lecture on the Soviet Union at Georgetown, and a Christmas party and 
joint trip to the Moscow Philharmonic at Constitution Hall. We try not 
only to further knowledge of the language but also to develop an interest 
in the customs and traditions of the Soviet Union as well. 

The Spanish Club is intended to be the means by which a 
highly motivated student of the Spanish language may further 
his studies and apply his ability to common-day situations 
by giving the midshipman club members the opportunity to 
have group discussions in meetings, to practice after-dinner 
speaking at banquets, to enlarge their cultural knowledge of 
Latin-American countries through trips to embassies and places 
of Spanish cultural interest, and to practice the application 
of Spanish with other area college clubs at movies shown 
here and at other college campuses. In the above mentioned 
ways the Club exposes the members to many various areas 
in which the midshipman is afforded the opportunity and the 
means to improve his mastery of the language. 



The Portuguese Club is one of the most 
active of the language clubs in its extra curricu- 
lar functions. On several occasions, the oppor- 
tunity to augment the academic routine and 
spend an evening with young ladies was made 
possible at private parties. Guests at Club ban- 
quets have included Brazilian and Portuguese 
military officers and civilians, notable among 
whom was the distinguished Brazilian Ambas- 

sador to the United States. There have been op- 
portunities to acquire greater proficiency in an 
important foreign language, to listen to the 
views of people speaking of their country in 
their own tongue and to learn more about 
social and cultural differences. These important 
aspects provided by the Portuguese Club have 
contributed to the development of more valu- 
able and competent naval officers. 

german club 

The German Club achieved this year's goal of promoting oral German 
through banquets, field trips, and German movies. While the banquets 
provided an opportunity to converse with native Germans, trips to German 
naval vessels and the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. familiarized 
the student with the practical use of German and promoted concentrated 
study. Through the hard work of Ben Anderson, several highly successful 
social functions were held during which the members had the opportunity 
to enjoy the company of several German girls. 



brigade activities 

The Brigade Activities Committee, under the leadership of Carl AAcCul- 
lough, put forth a successful effort in boosting the Brigade's spirit throughout 
the year. Although new steps were taken toward more voluntary trips in sup- 
port of Navy's athletic teams, perhaps the highlight of the year was the "un- 
dercover" entrance of Bill the Goat at the Army-Navy game. This and its many 
other functions made the BAC one of the hardest-working organizations in 
the Brigade. 

ring and crest committee 

The symbol that will represent our class in the future is the product of the un- 
ceasing efforts of the Ring and Crest Committee. Plebe year was a time for design 
and discussion with the eagerly awaited crests arriving just before June Week. The 
orders and sizing for the rings themselves were taken during youngster year so that 
second class year became one more hurtle to mount before they were ours to wear. 
Delivery accomplished, last minute adjustments made, the moment arrived, finally; 
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Charged with maintaining the young Catholic's 
awareness of his faith, the Newman Club, under 
the leadership of Guy Mendenhall, opened its doors 
to all interested midshipmen. Through a series of 
speakers, including Lawrence Cardinal Shean and Sen- 
ator Kennedy of Massachusetts, it presented a wide 
range of topics important to the contemporary Cath- 
olic layman. Both Father Sullivan and Father Sweeney 
were important figures in the daily life of the Brigade's 
Catholic members, as well as the members of the 
Newman Club itself. 


Headed by Bruce Bikel, the NACA strove to continue 
its work in providing an arena for education and discussion 
of the importance and role of the young Christian in to- 
day's world. By sponsoring speakers who, through their 
own lives and experience, had demonstrated the relevancy 
of Christian principles in both the military and civilian 
spheres, the NACA succeeded in its aim. 



During the past year, the casual observer has seen several midshipmen 
dressed in a variety of uniforms, topped off with gold, blue or white sweaters. 
These midshipmen are members of the Brigade's Cheerleading Squad. The young 
men who participate in this activity must be brave, hardy fellows because during 
the year they come face to face with the savage enthusiasm of the Brigade. Many 
people associate cheerleaders with football but, at Navy, they are everywhere. 
Navy's cheerleaders are always present trying to find just another measure of 
spirit in the already charged up Brigade. 



The roar following a Navy touchdown is produced by the Naval Academy 
Cannoneers, a permanent part of ball games since 1959. Dressed in replicas of 
1845 midshipman uniforms, they load and fire a rare 1863 Dahlgren Twelve 
Pound Boat Howitzer with precision and elan. Not limited to the football field 
alone, the Cannoneers have demonstrated their prowess in concert with the Balti- 
more Civic Symphony by providing cannon fire for a truly realistic version of 
the 1812 Overture. 


art and printing club 

The Art and Printing Club provided all the various 
Brigade activities with printed posters to advertise their events 
and affairs. This year, as always, the Club did most of its work 
during the Fall when Navy football was THE Brigade activity; 
four thousand posters blossomed about the yard for the Army 
game alone. Although the club normally relied on a nucleus 
of a half a dozen members, when the big games came up, 
as many as fifty people pitched in to help print posters. These 
posters made a great contribution to Brigade spirit and to 
the success of the team. 

goat keepers 

Symbol of the fighting spirit of the 4100, Bill is 
entrusted each year to the care of two deserving 
firsties from the junior varsity. It is their job to keep 
him pointed determinedly in the direction of Navy's 
drives, his shaggy head bearing no good for the op- 
ponent. This year's keepers were Guy Mendenhal and 
Wayne Hardman. 

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public relations committee 

The Public Relations Committee, led by the wit and know-how of Lt. Sestric, 
Officer Representative, and Mr. L. B. Thalman, Sports Publicity Director, has con- 
tinued to add great support to Naval Academy Athletics during the '65-'66 season. 
By the coverage of all home sporting events, the Committee has done more than 
its share to keep the Brigade and the world well informed of every Navy game, 
match, or meet. Whether on the field, in the press box, or via the public address 
system, the Committee is always on the job. 


Each year, the Automobile Committee attempts 
to obtain the lowest possible prices for Midshipmen 
First Class. This year, the committee initiated a new 
program of information disemination to the first class 
and automobile dealers in this area. This new program 
fostered competition among the dealers, resulting in 
some of the lowest prices ever offered. The hard work 
put in by the members of the committee resulted in 
a better organization, the results of which will be 
fully realized by the class of 1967. 

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hop committee 

The successful hops that all Mids and their drags 
enjoy are the results of the efforts of the hard work- 
ing but often unmentioned members of the Brigade 
Hop Committee. This year, under the leadership of 
Frank Akers l/c, the combined efforts of the commit- 
tee resulted in an enjoyable schedule of hops suited 
to various tastes. The committee did their usual good 
job and the Formals were as colorful and impressive 
as ever. A new phase was added to the list of hops 
in the form of Popular Music Concerts— Spiffy Hop 
combination. The large atendance at these performanc- 
es attested to their popularity. Outstanding on this 
year's list of successes was the Brigade Informal after 
the Army game. The Hop Committee's reputation for 
livening up the life of the Academy was well de- 
fended by this year's members. 


The purpose of the Reception Committee is 
to provide the visiting athletic teams at the Naval 
Academy with escorts who in turn assure that the 
teams are provided lodging, meals, athletic facili- 
ties and other needs that will make their stay here 
memorable. The hosts, normally the only contact 
these groups have with midshipmen, represent the 
Brigade in welcoming our visitors; it is their task 
to leave a favorable impression of the Brigade. 

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From the first strains of reveille to the quiet minutes of study hour, WRNV, 
the voice of the Brigade, furnishes the inhabitants of Bancroft with a wide range 
of music, weather, menus, and essential services such as Weekend Wheels. With 
Doug Thompson as its able organizer, the radio station expanded its services this 
year to include interviews with the Commandant and Superintendent in addition 
to its regular broadcasts from the science department, alias Radio Free Physics. 
Matching perfectly the musical needs and tastes of the Brigade, WRNV is indeed 
an essential extracurricular activity. 


popular music 

The committee this year sponsored five concerts of the Brigade with such 
entertainment as the Four Seasons, the Platters, the Lettermen, the Goodtime 
Singers, and Roger Miller. Two of these concerts, held in conjunction with Spiffy 
costume hops, proved to be very popular. The year was topped off by the June 
Week concert, a perennial success. 

Composed of varsity letter winners at the 
Naval Academy, the "N" Club is a social or- 
ganization. Its purpose, to serve the Academy 
athlete and provide assistance to the Naval 
Academy Athletic Association, is carried out 
through a series of sponsored social activities 
for the enjoyment of the gold "N" wearers. 
Club members also assisted the Athletic As- 
sociation by performing various functions on 
and off the field. 

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Providing a dramatic presentation for the entertainment of the Brigade is the main func- 
tion of the Masqueraders. This group, working with the help of theatrical advisors, selects 
many of its plays from the best of Broadway. All business and associated activities, such as pub- 
licity and stagework, are handled by those members who are not part of the acting cast. 

Consisting of more than its single production, the Masqueraders had bi-weekly meetings 
during the year, at which they reviewed the entire scope of drama, from short stories to poetry, 
from the classical to the avant-garde. The objective of these programs is to provide a broader 
appreciation of dramatic art within the Brigade. 

make-up gang 

The actors in the Masqueraders and the Musical Club Show receive 
the applause for their performances, but the Make-up Gang contributes 
heavily to their success. The primary responsibility of the Gang is the 
facial disguise of the actors in both groups. Through their talents the 
members have been able to make an eighteen year old Plebe look like 
an eighty year old crone and a twenty-two year old Firsty look like 
a sweet young girl. 

juice gang 

"Hard work and horseplay" characterized the Juice Gang in 1965- 
66. Headed by Pete Walberg '66 and Lcdr. Inman, the Gang undertook 
traditional projects, displaying ingenuity and a flair for showmanship. 
The big Navy "N" was conspicuous at football games and rallies, often 
accompanied by other spectaculars depicting Navy's fighting spirit. For 
Army, efforts of the gang produced a huge Black Knight, cannon- 
balled down in four stages of living color. The football season's end 
brought no respite as the Gang began constructing the lights for the 
Masquerader production. Special effects for the Musical Club Show and 
the Navy Relief play, plus preparations for June Week topped off the 
year's accomplishments. 

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glee club 


This year the United States Naval Academy Glee Club made, and will continue to make, 
tours across the nation as well as concerts here at the Academy. One such trip, a five day tour 
of the Mid-west, included stops in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Sioux City, Rock Island, and Colum- 
bus. The Academy again received national publicity when the club toured Atlanta and Ft. Lauder- 
dale over Spring leave. In the fall the Glee Club was featured on the nationally televised Bell 
Telephone Hour. Again on the twenty-sixth of November, it was honored to tape a television 
show for the Philadelphia area on WFIL-TV in Philadelphia. In addition to several excursions, the 
Glee Club participated in the Midshipmen's Musical Review held in Washington, D.C. in the spring. 

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The Antiphonal Choir lends to Navel Academy Chapel services the unique effect of 
two choral groups singing in unison. This year, under the direction of president Phil 
Svalya l/c and the supervision of Professor Donald C. Gilley, the choir put in many hours 
of hard work to produce the fine anthems and hymns for which the group is noted. Be- 
sides its work in the chapel on Sundays, the Antiphonal Choir is also one of the touring 
groups that represent the Academy across the nation. This year the choir received invita- 
tions for concerts from New York and Washington, D.C; their performances throughout 
the year upheld the reputation that places them in high esteem here at the Academy and 
across the country. 


protestant chapel choir 

Under the direction of Prof. Donald C. Gilley and with the able leadership of choir president Robert V. Smart 
this year's Protestant Chapel Choir continued to add to the beauty and meaning of the Academy's Chapel services. 
The choir, combined with the Hood College Choir, presented its annual performances of Handel's "Messiah" and 
as always, the Chapel was filled to overflowing for both performances. In addition, the choir enjoyed a weekend 
singing at St. Thomas' Church in New York City and took part in the Service for the Navy at National Cathedral 
in Washington, D.C. 

catholic chapel choir 

The Catholic Choir complements the 0800 Mass every Sunday morning for the early risers of the Brigade. 
This year was particularly good with Dave Klinkhammer holding the reins as President. Trips included performances 
at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City and at the National Catholic Shrine in Washington. 



The NA-10 of 1965-1966 proved itself the best dance band ever to represent the Naval Academy. The quality 
of its members was insured when only a third of the musicians who auditioned were selected for this year's band 
by leader Mike Young, director Bruce Valley, and section leaders Don Latta and Jack Snyder. The NA-10's ability 
to produce excellent music, for both dancing and entertainment, was demonstrated by its performances throughout 
the year at concerts, Plebe Tea Dances, and hops both at home and away from the Academy. The Musical Clubs 
Show and a performance for the Members of Congress highlighted the year's activities. 

surf boys 

The Naval Academy witnessed the successful first year of 
performances by the Surf Boys, a group conceived and organized 
by the leaders of the NA-10. Appearing alone or with the NA-10 
throughout the year, the Surf Boys generated music and a beat 
perfectly suited to the ever-changing contemporary dance styles. 


the spiff ys 

The Naval Academy's rock and roll group, the Spiffys, presented the Brigade 
with another year of exciting new music characterized by all of the new dance 
crazes. They blended Liverpool with jazz and the Big Beat with blues, resulting 
in a fantastic sound heard by many frenzied Mids as they gyrated to the popular 
rock-n-roll beat. 

The group was led by Skip Esty, and included men from all parts of the 
country and all sorts of musical backgrounds. They played for everything from 
Costume Hops to Pop Music Concerts, Smokers to Musical Club Shows, and After-' 
noon Informals to Tea-Fights. They managed to play at two local area colleges 
and even played for the Department of Defense and the CNO. 


concert band 

The Midshipman Concert Band gives midshipmen the chance to cultivate 
their talents and to continue their musical education by playing selections ranging 
from pop to classical. Under the capable direction of Jack Snyder, the band pro- 
vides music for basketball games, lightweight football games, pep rallies and 
special evening dinners. Four concerts are given yearly; before Thanksgiving, 
Christmas, Easter and during June Week. 



The Musical Clubs Show, under the direction of Al Swinger, presented the 
musical comedy "He's Our Guy". As the name of this organization implies it is 
a result of the combined efforts of the various midshipman musical activities. 
This year's theme centered around the trials and tribulations of a beachboy turned 
Ensign. The escapades of our hero, Ensign Hermes A-Stern, ably played by Gif 
Munger, provided a story-line of light-hearted entertainment. This, combined 
with the music, dancing, and singing provided a show that was thoroughly en- 




The Photography Club exists to furnish 
its members an opportunity to expand their 
skills while enjoying the facilities of a well 
equipped darkroom. The increased number of 
entries in the Trident Society photography con- 
test testifies to the club's success under the 
leadership of Frank Shyka, president. 


Recognizing the growing interest within 
the Brigade in small arms, the Gun Club was 
formed to afford its members an occasion to 
improve their skill while broadening their ex- 
perience. By purchasing hand loading equip- 
ment, the club was able to lower the cost of 
enjoying small arms competition. Several shoots 
were held both at the range in Bancroft and 
at the range across the river. Art Millard, Harry 
Maixner, Mike Sinisi and Billy Russell were 
the guiding spirits of the Gun Club. 



the log 

This year the LOG returned to its bi-weekly schedule and the acceptance by the Brigade was universal. Un- 
der the leadership of Kieth Wagner and Bruce Valley the staff performed as few staffs have in past years con- 
sistently turning out hopefully good issues of fiction, sports and humor. The literary content of the LOG also under- 
went a commendable improvement in both range and style. 


trident society 

The Trident Society is designated the "arts and 
letters" society of the U.S. Naval Academy and was 
designed to provide a medium for expression, exhi- 
bition, and publication of the Brigade's cultural tal- 
ents. It controls four groups, Trident Magazine, Reef 
Points, the Christmas card committee, and the Trident 
Calendar, and holds various Brigade-wide contests 
throughout the year, in order to encourage participa- 
tion in artistic and literary pursuits. 

trident magazine 

Trident is the professional magazine of the Brigade of Midshipmen. As such, 
its purpose is to stimulate professional, literary, and artistic activity in the Brigade. 
While this is primarily a Midshipman's magazine the 1965-1966 staff attempted 
to initiate interest in the magazine outside of Bancroft Hall. Increased participation 
of the faculty and features aimed at parents and friends did much to boost interest 
in Trident. As a result, circulation increased by 33% and the Trident staff could 
print the best issues seen at the Academy for several years. 


reef points 

Perhaps the most common book seen around the Acad- 
emy is the "Plebe's Bible," Reef Points. Many Mids never 
pay too much attention to this well established tradition 
of the Academy and do not realize the work involved in 
its production. Although Reef Points finds it roots deep in 
the traditions of the Navy, it requires constant revision to 
keep it up to date with today's dynamic Navy. The responsi- 
bility for this revision falls on the Reef Points Commitee, 
and this year's committee, headed by Steve Holl, produced 
an especially fine new edition. Sifting through the mounds 
of information that must be cut, lengthened, updated and 
edited is a large job and the efforts of the committee pro- 
duced results of which the Academy can be proud. 

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trident calendar 

The Trident Calendar is the "official calendar" of the 
Brigade. This year's calendar sold 22,000 copies— 3,000 more 
than any previous year. 

The staff worked many hard hours this year with work 
extending into summer leave. The finished product speaks 
for itself. 



The production of a distinctive Christmas card is a task 
undertaken by the Christmas Card Committee. Except for the 
actual printing, every step of the process is carried out by 
the midshipmen. From design and contracting to advertising 
and sales, the creative and business talents of the midshipmen 
spell financial success while wishing everyone a quietly 
joyous Christmas. 


the lucky bag 

Conceived in hope and produced through many hours of plain hard work, 
the 1966 LUCKY BAG measures the collective and individual existence of a class. 
From early in Youngster Year, the staff began interviewing photographers and 
publishers, collecting and organizing material, and, finally, wrote a good deal of 
copy while we lost sleep (but had fun doing it). Producing the world's largest 
annual involves a great deal of detail and, of course, money. We leave the end 
result of our key-punching and penny-pinching to you, the true judge of our 
success or failure. 

Don Weil, Managing Editor 

Tom AAarfiak, Editor 


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the staff 

Tom Marfiak— Editor in Chief 

Guinn Clark— Business Mgr. 

Don Weil— Managing Editor 

Dave Quirk— Four Year Section 

Tom Nesbit— Sports Section 

George Gorman— Chain of Command 

John Sigler— Biography Section 

Charlie Johnson— Activities Section 

Bob Lang— Photo Editor 

Neal Oshiro— Photographers 

Mike Duncan 

Gary Goodmundson 

Denny Young 

Jim Sandberg 

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fall sports the action season 

From the very first day of the Brigade's return, the spirit 
that will sweep Navy through the coming season is already 
manifest. You can hear it in the animated conversations 
throughout Bancroft on the merits of various football strat- 
egies, on the relative strength of various cross country com- 
bines and, above all, on the chances of success in the quest for 
Army's hide. Nothing can quite match the color of autumn 
leaves and Navy football teams when displayed a'gainst the 
vibrant background of a cheering crowd. Whether you stood 
in the stands at Memorial Stadium and shouted your lungs out 
or waited out the plays glued to a radio, the same fascination 
and enthusiasm was always there. In the mess hall each Sun- 
day evening, after the weekend's results had been read, the 
victors would be carried by on the shoulders of their sup- 
porters. There were quite a few, each of them attesting to the 
standard of excellence on the field as well as off it that has 
become a byword at Navy. On the following pages, we have 
tried to recreate for you some of the great moments of sea- 
sons past through the fine people and their actions that make 
Navy sports the dynamic picture that they are. 




Cal Huey relaxes after jumping catch. 

Titans crash on line. 

navy football 

Navy's opening opponent of the 1965 football season took the 
form of a highly-touted Syracuse eleven. It proved to be a beautiful 
day as Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium was drenched in the 
80 degree sun. Navy's big problem was little— Floyd Little the 195- 
pound Orange halfback, and the Big Blue contained him well by hold- 
ing him to 25 yards for the first half. The first quarter was six punt 
exchanges with neither team crossing the 50 yard line. The Orange- 
men drove to the Navy 24 before a field goal attempt fell wide right. 

Bruce Bickel then managed to pass the Big Blue to the Syracuse 
47 before the drive stalled. The Orangemen took the punt on their 
own 37 to start the longest drive of the game. Quarterback Ted 
Holman found the left end clear to scamper the last six yards for 
the touchdown. A Navy drive stalled on the Syracuse 5 yard line as 
time ran out. 

Jimmy Angel returned a Syracuse punt 31 yards in the opening 
minutes of the second half to set .the Big Blue up on the Syracuse 
32. A beautiful leaping snag by Calvin Huey capped the drive but 
the PAT failed and Navy trailed 7-6. A pass interception on the Navy 
10 set up the final Syracuse touchdown in the early seconds of the 
fourth quarter. Holman again carried it over the left side to end the 
scoring: Syracuse 14— Navy 6. 


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and Syracuse r«d tough going. 


Stanford felt the force of Navy's defense. 

A crowd of 52,000 Californians saw a tough Navy team forget 
all about pre-season predictions of airmindedness, and follow the 
sprint-out options of Youngster John Cartwright to tie favored Stan- 
ford 7-7. The defensive unit received their due amount of praise. 
Led by linebacker Gary Gray, and subordinated by Ray Hill, Roger 
Lammes, Fred AAoosally, and Duncan Ingraham, this "other" Navy 
eleven did a superb job of holding Stanford and halfback Ray 

Al Roodhouse picked up 32 yards to get Navy's initial drive 
underway. Halfback Terry Murray reached paydirt from one yard 
out, and Felix Bassi, recovering from the kicking jitters suffered 
against Syracuse, split the uprights for what amounted to the game- 
tying point. 

A Dave Lewis to Bob Blunt passing combination moved Stanford 
to the Navy one in the third quarter. Lewis plowed over from there 
and moments later Desylvia's PAT tied the game. Each team managed 
one more drive, but defensive football proved the plan of the day 
and the tie remained unbroken: Navy 7— Stanford 7. 


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While blockers held the Sooners, Navy romped. 

navy vs. Oklahoma 

Norman, Oklahoma was the scene of the next Navy defensive 
uprising. This time led by Chris Hoch, the Navy defensive unit gave 
up only 83 yards total offense— six through the air and 77 on the 

Making use of John Cartwright's option supplemented with 
Terry Marray's inside tackle thrusts, the Big Blue drove to the Okie's 
12 after receiving the opening kickoff. Phil Bassi tried a 19 yard 
field goal from the hash mark, but the attempt was wide. 

The next time Navy got their hands on the ball it was paydirt 
time. A 33-yard Cartwright to Roodhouse pass combination put the 
Big Blue on the scoreboard. The Navy offense seemingly couldn't 
be stopped. Bruce Bickel relieved Cartwright at the helm and im- 
mediately passed Navy into scoring position again. The drive stalled 
on the Sooner 29 and Bassi's toe received another chance. This time 
it proved more accurate upping Navy's lead to 10-0. 

Efforts by Hoch, Ray Hill, and Fred Moosally stymied any ef- 
forts Gomer Jones' Sooners could muster. On a half dozen occasions 
the Navy defensive line stormed through into the Okies' backfield 
to spill the Sooners for big losses. The early margin proved enough: 
Navy 10-Oklahoma 0. 


A long bomb into the end zone for a TD. 

Who's the lil' guy wid da ball? 





Coach Elias puts whammy on foe. 


Cartwrighf to Schrawder . . . score! 

navy vs. william & mary 

Coming from one defeat, one tie, and one victory, the fast-improving Navy 
team hit the field before 21,375 homecoming fans, and the results were outstand- 
ing. The Big Blue offense unveiled its mightiest effort of the season to over- 
power an outclassed Indian team 42-14. 

Surprisingly enough it was William and Mary who drew first blood. From 
the Navy 23, Indian quarterback called Mike Weaver's number, and the 174- 
pound halfback found end Randy Glesenkamp wide open. Donnie McGuire's 
point after try was good and the Indians jumped off to a surprising 7-0 lead. 

A Navy attack stalled on the W&M 3, but the next drive produced results. 
Terry Murray hit left tackle for the final two yards and the tying tally. On the 
kickoff Ray Hill undressed Mike Weaver on the Indians 23 and Dave Daily grabbed 
the ball. Murray got six more four plays later. 

Fumbleitus struck the Indians again— Chris Hoch coming up with the ball this 
time on the opponent's 21 yard line. On the first play Al Roodhouse followed 
a beautiful Tom Leiser block and scampered all the way for the score. The next 
W&M attempt ended on the Navy 24. From the Indian 45 Cartwright brought 
back memories of Roger Stauback. Dropping back to pass, John fought to stay 
in the pocket but finding his receivers covered, he drifted to the left. His blocking 
followed and opened a clear field for him. As he was about to cross the line of 
scrimmage he picked out Steve Shrawder in the end zone and hit him beautifully. 
The half ended with Navy leading 28-7. 

Navy added two more TD's in the second half. Terry Marray got his third 
of the day from the three yard line with 4:15 left in the third quarter. With 
three minutes gone in the final period, Bickel hit Shrawder in the end zone for 
Steve's second touchdown of the day. W&M did manage to get a final tally in 
the waning minutes of the game with a Mike Madden to Steve Slotnick pass. 
But it was too late then; the Navy offense had shown the Indians too much: 
Navy 42— William and Mary 14. 


A toss and 

a catch! 

Terry Murray flashes across for Navy TD 

Out for a stroll 


William & Mary 

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Wong beats to windward escorted by fellow sailors. 


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navy vs. pitt 

Again it was the Navy defense which stole the show. The 
Pitt game, held this year in D. C. Stadium, produced what will per- 
haps be remembered above all of the 1965 football season. In the 
third quarter, having recovered a Navy fumble on the Big Blue's 
20 yard line, Pitt seemed ready to overcome the 6-0 Navy lead. 
Quarterback Kenny Lucas found Eric Crabtree open in the endzone, 
but pass interference ensued giving Pitt a first down on the Navy 
one. Four plays later the Big Blue had the lead and the ball on their 
own three yard line, and the Brigade was hoarse from screaming. 
This defensive display had to be Navy's finest hour during the 1965 

Ray Hill was the cause of the first Navy touchdown. Wrapping 
himself around the ball and Pitt punter Andy McGraw's leg at the 
26, Hill forced the pigskin back to the Pitt two where Navy took 
over. Al Roodhouse pounded over from there on the first play giving 
Navy a 6-0 halftime lead. 

In the middle of the final period Bruce Bickel directed a 96 
yard scoring drive. Phil Norton caught two of Bickel's passes before 
Steve Shrawder made a beautiful leaping catch in the end zone: 
Navy 12— Pitt 0. 


Bruce Bikel uncorks for a score 

navy vs. georgia tech 

Sporting a three game winning streak, Navy hit Atlanta and Georgia Tech 
who had an identical 3-1-1 record. The engineers had hardly impressed anyone 
in their first five games, but starting with Navy they began to roll, eventually de- 
feating Texas Tech in the Gator Bowl. 

Tech started the scoring midway in the first quarter when a Tommy Carmichael 
field goal attempt bounced the right way off the upright for three points. The 
Techsters failed to let up, and using five pass plays marched 80 yards to tack on 
seven more points. 

Quarterback Kim King marched the Jackets 57 yards for their second TD 
early in the next period. Craig Baynham pulled in a 17 yard King pass to pull 
the Techsters 16 points into the lead. Following the kickoff, a Navy drive moved 
the ball to the Tech 29 before a Tech interception ended it. The Jackets managed 
another drive climaxed by a ten yard King to Baynham screen pass upping the 
score to 23-0 with 2:08 remaining in the half. 

Tech broke the game wide open in the early minutes of the second half. Suc- 
cessive punt returns, an 86 yarder by Bill Eastman and an 80 yarder by Sammy 
Burke, finished Tech's scoring for the afternoon at 37 points. Bruce Bickel then 
brought Navy fans alive by engineering a 78 yard drive capped by a 13 yard 
pass to Steve Shrawder. The next time up, Bruce again moved the team, this time 
for 88 yards. Bob Taylor, on a beautiful pattern, hauled in Bick's 29 yarder for 
the last Navy TD: Georgia Tech 37— Navy 16. 


Al Roodhouse around the end. 

Call for close air support. 

Georgia Tech 

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I'll sell it to you for a quarter. 



navy vs. notre dame 

Coming back from the Atlanta shelacking, Navy stood a great 
chance of vindicating itself and it did just that— for one half at least. 
Beautiful defensive ball during that half surprised the crowd of 
59,206 which had packed itself into Notre Dame Stadium. Marred 
only by a last ditch play as time ran out, the Big Blue's game effort 
held the Irish to a 7-3 lead at halftime. 

Eight punt exchanges resulted in no score at the end of the first 
period. After four additional punts in the second quarter, the Navy 
team finally mounted a drive. Starting from his own 41, John Cart- 
wright managed to move the Big Blue to the Notre Dame 12 be- 
fore the attack stalled. Chris Hoch, attempting his first field goal 
ever, split the uprights and with 2:58 remaining Navy led 3-0. But- 
14 seconds before time ran out, the tables turned. Irishman Nick 
Eddy took a Bill Zloch screen pass to the right, picked up inter- 
ference and rambled 45 yards for the TD as time ran out. Notre Dame 
took a 7-3 lead to the dressing room. 

The second half opened with Notre Dame's big three— Larry 
Conjar, Nick Eddy, and Bill Wolski— crashing in to the Navy line. After 
the kickoff, Bill Zlock engineered a 64 yard drive taking the ball 
over himself from the one. A Navy fumble gave the Irish the ball 
on the Navy 25, and eight plays later Conjar rolled one yard for the 
TD. Nick Rassas brought back memories of the Tech game by taking 
a Dave Church punt 64 yards for the final Notre Dame tally: Notre 
Dame 29-Navy 3. 


We had our say as wel 

Notre Dame 

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Danny Wong punches through. 

Excuse me while I make this TD. 

Stand by, pal 


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A bit of friendly rivalry 

navy vs. maryland 

Arch-rival Maryland came to town next, and it was Navy's time to get 
on the winning trail once again. Remembering the humiliating defeat of 
last year, the Big Blue proved itself almost every time it had the ball. 

Two drives carried the ball to the Terrapin two and sixteen respec- 
tively but Al Roodhouse was thrown for a two yard loss on fourth down at 
the two, and Phil Bassi's field goal attempt went wide from the 16. An 
early second quarter drive carried to the Maryland one this time, but 
again Navy ran out of downs. Ernie Torain was thrown five yards behind 
the goal, and Navy did manage to come up with two points. Bob Taylor 
pulled in a 17-yard TD pass two minutes later to push Navy ahead by 
9-0. Another Navy drive stalled on the Maryland 17, but two plays 
later Torain fumbled on the Terrapin 11, and with three seconds remain- 
ing, Bassi again split the uprights to give Navy a 12-0 halftime lead. 

An 80-yard Navy touchdown drive opened the second half. Danny 
Wong gained 42 of the 80 yards, but it was an 8 yard Cartwright to Taylor 
pass that climaxed the drive. After a pass interception at the Maryland 
49, Terrapin quarterback Phil Petry found wingback Bobby Collins open 
and hit him for a 51 -yard TD pass to end the scoring: Navy 19-Maryland 7. 


Let 'em come. 

Pardon my foot. 

navy vs. penn state 

Rip Engle's Nittany Lions had played average ball for the major 
part of the season, but up against a rejuvenated Navy team they 
buckled down. The game was marked by astute defensive work by 
Penn State, who four times threw the Navy team back after it had 
penetrated their 30-yard line. 

After intercepting a pass in their own end-zone, Navy sent Al 
Roodhouse up the middle for ten yards, but a driving tackle caused 
a fumble, and Penn State was once again in business on the Navy 
30. Three plays later halfback Don Kunit took a handoff around right 
end for 22 yards and the score. As the first half ended, Bruce Bickel 
had carried Navy to the Lions' 1 9 before running out of steam. 

The second half started as the first half had ended with the 
Big Blue pounding on the door. This time John Cartwright moved the 
ball to the State 14 before an attempted field goal fell wide. From 
here quarterback Jack White directed a nine-play Penn State TD 
drive which was climaxed with wingback Mike Trevin's 5-yard burst. 

In the fourth period, Navy began four drives. The first ended 
with a fumble on the State two-yard line. The next two were stymied 
by interceptions at State's 37 and 45-yard lines, respectively. The final 
drive began on the Navy 18. Cartwright directed this one and carried 
home the mail from three yards out with 30 seconds remaining in the 
game: Penn State 14— Navy 6. 


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Here, you take it for a while. 


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the story of a tie 


Aiming to put Navy on a winning keel after its miserable 3-6-1 season of 
1964, Coach Bill Elias had the team up for the big one— the make or break game 
as far as a winning record was concerned. The game opened as if it were to be 
in the fine old Navy-Army high-scoring game tradition, but it quickly tapered to 
conservative football. The game resulted in the sixth tie in the 66-game series; 
neither team could claim a winning season. Army finished 4-5-1 while Navy looked 
a little better at 4-4-2. 

The Big Blue forced Army to punt after Chris Hoch's kickoff, but two plays 
later Army end Sam Champi fell on a John Cartwright fumble at the Navy 31. 
Three plays later Sonny Stowers took a pitchout around right end for 25 yards and 
a 6-0 Army lead. Andy Dull made it 7-0 with his perfect PAT. 

Another Army drive began two minutes later from the Kaydet 31. Hoch man- 
handled the Army backs at the Navy 14, bringing about a fourth and seven situa- 
tion. Dull's field goal attempt went wide left and Navy took over. Neither team 
could move the ball during the next four series of downs. 

The Big Blue finally got rolling about four minutes deep in the second quarter. 
From his own 29, Cartwright directed a drive to the Army 31. Here, with first 
down, a Cartwright pass to Rob Taylor was intercepted by Army defender Joel 
Piggot in his own end zone to stymie the Navy effort. 

Four plays later Duncan Ingraham picked up an Army punt on the first bounce 
at his own 38 and returned it beautifully through a tunnel of Navy blockers which 
had set up on the left side line. Ingraham's return gave Navy the ball on the Army 
27. From there the Big Blue rolled to the Army seven before a stout Kaydet line 
threw them back to the 16. Phil Bassi was to try for three from there, but a bad 
pass from center gave Army the ball on their own 26. Bob Havasy came up with 
an interception on the very next play to put Navy back in business on the Army 36. 
A clutch 15-yard Cartwright to Terry Murray pass on third and ten from the 36 kept 
the Navy drive going. At the 21 Cartwright found Phil Norton open at the 8 and 
Navy had a first and goal. On the third down from the Army 8 Cartwright rolled 
right and sent Murray across to the left side. A perfect pass found Murray at the 
two; Terry sidestepped one Army defender to cross the goal line standing up for 
six points. Bassi tied the score at 7-7 moments afterward. The offensive game 
ended as the gun sounded the end of the first half. 

The second half was a pure defensive game. The longest either team held onto 
the ball was the four and one-half minute drive which netted Navy 25 yards at 
the beginning of the third period. Navy got the ball two minutes later at the Army 
41 after Ron Buschbom partially deflected an Army punt. A big loss shoved Navy 
back to the midfield stripe, but a roughing the kicker penalty moved the ball back 
to the Army 33. With fourth and three from there a Navy pass fell incomplete. This 
had marked the farthest penetration by either team in the second half. The game still 
stood, after the "battle of the punters" at Navy 7, Army 7. 



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For the third straight season, Coach Glenn Warner led a fighting 
Navy soccer team to an undefeated season, being tied only by Army. 
Once again, as in past years, Myron Hura was a standout, both offensively 
and defensively, scoring 13 goals in the process. It was Jim Burger, how- 
ever, who led the team in tallies with 14. In NCAA play both Jim Lewis 
and Al Vasiliauskas scored three goals to supplement their regular season 
totals. On three separate occasions the team trailed at the half and yet, 
true to Navy tradition, came fighting back in the stretch to win or tie 
against North Carolina, Army and Brown. In brilliant testimony to the 
continuing excellence of Navy soccer, ten booters graduated never having 
been defeated in regular season play; their record was 38-0-1. The unde- 
feated ones were: Myron Hura, Dick Hulse, Captain Will Trafton, Scott 
Hood, Mike Sweeney, Will Taylor, Bob Johnson, and Buck Thompson. 





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soccer scores 

. 1 1 Brooklyn College .... 1 

. 3 West Chester 2 

. 3 Pennsylvania 1 

. 4 Penn State 

. 1 1 Gettysburg 

. 7 Merchant Marine .... 

. 8 Duice 

. 2 North Carolina .... 1 

. 4 Maryland 2 

. 5 Swathmore 

. 2 Army 2 


. 4 West Chester 1 

. 6 Brown 2 

. 1 St. Louis 3 


cross country 

If the Yankees can catch it, then Navy's cross country team is 
no exception. After what started out to be a great season, our 
harriers dropped three meets in the last weeks of the campaign, 
including a squeaker to Penn State, to post a 5-5 record. The 
fall was marked principally by illness and injury, redeemed by 
fine showings by some newer team members. Greg Williams lowered 
his course record to 25:03 against Army, a drop of twelve seconds, 
while youngster Jim Dare consistently placed among the first five 
Navy men across the line. Coach Gehrdes' warriors did well in the 
Heptagonals, placing second after Army while ranking tenth of 
twenty-three teams in the IC4A Championships. 


cross country scores 

Navy 22 West Virginia ... 39 

Navy.... 31 William & Mary .. 24 

Navy. ... 19 Pittsburgh 42 

Navy 19 New York U 44 

Navy 21 St. John's 38 

Navy. . . .45 Georgetown .... 29 

Navy. . . . Quantico Marines 47 

Navy 28 Penn State 27 

Navy. . . .43 Maryland 16 

Heptagonals— Navy 2nd 

I. C. 4 A.-Navy 10th. 

Navy 40 Army 20 


While the big boys draw the crowds the tackling and blocking is 
no less fierce where the lightweights play the game. In fact, it was 
quite a bit fiercer this year as the mighty mites swept the season to 
win the Eastern Intercollegiate title for the fourteenth time since 
1945. With Bob Lewis quarterbacking while throwing ten touch- 
down passes and Dennis Manskar contributing 45 points as both an 
offensive end and kicking specialist, plus the outstanding play of 
such regulars as Bob Purdy, Pat McKenna, Dick Meis, Al Sears and 
George Hiduk, coach Jack Cloud's team earned its place among the 
best Navy lightweight combines ever. The high point of the season 
was the thrilling seventy yard Lewis to Daughtry pass that helped 
to fell Army. 

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Perm 6 


Army . , 15 





sailing team 

Piloting their fleet-winged craft through the choppy waters of 
the Severn and other noted bodies of water on the eastern sea- 
board, coach John Ward's sailors capped an excellent fall season by 
winning the War Memorial Regatta. Youngster Tom Daly copped the 
Monotype Championship in the fall as Navy came out first in six 
of seven regattas on its way to an equally fine showing in the 
spring MAISA Championships. Team Captain Don Kern augmented 
the efforts of Bob Fischel and Dave Halberstadt in pacing the hardy 
crews to one of their finest years. 


war memorial 



winter sports enliven era of 

Stribling Walk is covered with inches of cold, 
slushy snow and a bitterly cold wind whips off the 
Bay but within the warm confines of MacDonough 
Hall and the Field House, the pursuit of athletic ex- 
cellence goes on. The noises of its progress are many, 
from the racket of squash balls in the fourth wing 
courts to the rush and tumble of water in the nata- 
torium, from the crunch of spikes on the field house 
track to the sharp crack of a rifle on the Bancroft 
range. At perhaps no other season is such a wide var- 
iety of sports available for that mid who wishes to 
keep his blood moving after a long night studying or 
for the plebe who must decide which of the many 
Saturday afternoon contests will be his to see this 
weekend. The choices are varied but the same en- 
thusiasm is there wherever Navy trods a mat or belts 
a ball. 




beisketbsill scores 

NAVY'S 1965-66 RECORD (7-12) 

Navy . 53 Fordham 57 

Navy . 55 Pennsylvania 72 

Navy , 59 *Oregon State 55 

Navy . 54 Princeton 72 

Navy . 83 Gettysburg 55 

Navy . 65 Davidson 60 

Navy . 47 Princeton 62 

Navy , 75 Georgetown 88 

Navy . 73 Syracuse 83 

Navy . 99 George Wash 63 

Navy . 72 Temple 50 

Navy . 99 Frank. & Mar 74 

Navy . 96 Hofstra 79 

Navy . 57 Virginia 85 

Navy . 69 Maryland 74 

Navy . 59 Penn State 66 

Navy . 65 Rutgers 69 

Navy . 78 Boston Col 94 

Navy . 56 Army 70 

*Triple overtime 





The loss of two key men, a tough 
schedule, and a late season slump were 
reasons for six consecutive losses leading to 
this year's 7-12 cage mark. Bright spots in the 
season include both victories over George 
Washington and Franklin and Marshall in 
which Navy garnered ninety-nine points to 
win. Top scorers for the season were Bill 
Radcliffe and Captain Chris Reddington, who 
also topped the team in rebounds with 180 
snags. Hugh Kilmartin, Tom Martin, Tim 
Cohane and Charles Brewer were additional 
mainstays in the scoring column. Coach 
Smalley, who succeeded coach Ben Carnevale 
as basketball mentor, will have a rebuilding 
task ahead of him as he takes over the con- 

cagers slip to 

7-12 mark 

in rugged season 


Eastern titleholders, Tim Beard and Mike Chapman 

swim team posts 8-4- mark, 

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takes third in Easterns 

Both Mike Chapman and Captain Tim Beard 
earned individual titles during the Easterns, Tim 
being among the few to successfully defend his 
crown in the 400-yard individual medley. This 
year's navy swim team further distinguished itself 
by ranking third among the 29 teams entered in 
the Eastern competition; Yale was first and Army 
second. Ferguson, Kane, Zinkand and Donlon, a 
3:13.4 freestyle relay team, were top performers 
all season. Bob Nelson, Dallas Clarke, John Selmer 
and Bob Holihan also made important contribu- 
tions toward the winning season posted by coach 
John Higgins' mermen. 


matmen top lO-l season 


To say that wrestling provided some of the more dramatic 
moments of this winter's sports season is to understate the 
manner in which coach Perry's men achieved their sparkling 
10-1 dual meet record. On two occasions, with the score 
tied 14-14, John Nichols scored heavyweight falls over his 
hapless opponents to give us the decision. Of course, the work 
of Captain Wayne Hicks, who defeated Stuart of Lehigh 1-0 
in overtime, Guido Carloni, and Pete Vanderlofske and Gary 
Burger was instrumental in establishing the scoring base for 
Nichols to fall upon. Bob Sanders' injury just before the 
Easterns may have been a factor in Navy's second place finish 
but his 7-0-1 record did nothing but add to the glitter of the 
overall season record. 


with win over Army 


log 5-3 

'67 Captain, Doy Heredia 

Coach Andy Deladrier and Captain Charles Votava 



A decisive victory in the epee team competition at the 
Intercollegiate Fencing Association Championships was the 
capstone of Navy's 5-3 season. Howard Corr, Frank Hewitt 
and Ed Ohlert engineered that triumph while Hal Walker and 
Captain Charles Votava added their talents to the season 
effort. The record for dual meets could very well have been 
different since both NYU and Columbia nipped the Navy 
swordsmen by only one touch. Victories were scored over 
Princeton, Cornell, Brooklyn College, Penn State and C.C.N.Y. 
Coach Andre Deladrier's team received constant support from 
Vincent Corry, Jay Rorick, Armando Heredia, and Dick Meade, 
all of whom posted winning season records. 


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10-2 year 


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Savoring the sweet taste of victory over Army, coach Art 
Potter's racketeers swung their way to a 10-2 record. Their 
7-2 trouncing of the Army squad broke a string of four 
straight wins the cadets had carefully collected. Steve Abbot, 
Dwight Caldwell and Bob Emery were bright stars on Navy's 
squash horizon and Bob Spooner continued a recent Navy 
custom by winning the Maryland State Championship, thus 
becoming the fourth consecutive Mid to do so. Dave Scott 
and Bob Earl, both segundoes, wielded powerful rackets dur- 
ing the season, aiding the team well toward a most satisfying 
season record. 


rifle and pistol teams post 

Two All-America choices on the pistol team and a 6-3 tally 
by the riflemen are indicative of the success enjoyed by Navy 
marksmen during the last season. Both Tom Decker and Jim 
Gilbert of coach Art Sievers pistol team were named to the 
honor squad, Jim for the second year. Interim coach Ed 
Trott, serving after coach K